Sport in Short: Baseball

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The Independent Online
THE Milwaukee Brewers survived in the AL East pennant chase when they beat the Athletics 3-2 in 11 innings in Oakland. Their victory prevented Toronto from winning the division title, although the Blue Jays secured at least a tie with an 8-7 victory over Detroit at the SkyDome.

----------------------------------------------------------------- AMERICAN LEAGUE: Cleveland 8 Baltimore 5; Toronto 8 Detroit 7; New York Yankees 6 Boston 3; Minnesota 5 Kansas City 1; Seattle 2 Chicago White Sox 0; California 6 Texas 3; Milwaukee 3 Oakland 2 (11). Eastern Division W L Pct GB Toronto. . . . . . . . . . . 94 66 .588 - Milwaukee. . . . . . . . . 92 68 .575 2 Baltimore. . . . . . . . . 87 73 .544 7 Cleveland. . . . . . . . . 76 84 .475 18 New York. . . . . . . . . . 76 84 .475 18 Detroit. . . . . . . . . . . 75 85 .469 19 Boston. . . . . . . . . . . . 71 89 .444 23 Western Division Oakland. . . . . . . . . . . 94 66 .588 - Minnesota. . . . . . . . . 89 71 .556 5 Chicago. . . . . . . . . . . 86 74 .538 8 Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 84 .475 18 California. . . . . . . . 71 89 .444 23 Kansas City. . . . . . . 71 89 .444 23 Seattle. . . . . . . . . . . 62 98 .388 32 NATIONAL LEAGUE: Chicago Cubs 3 Montreal 1; (1st) Atlanta 4 San Diego 1; (2nd) Atlanta 7 San Diego 2; San Francisco 4 Cincinnati 1; St Louis 2 Philadelphia 1; New York Yankees 6 Pittsburgh 3; Houston 6 Los Angeles 1. Eastern Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh. . . . . . . . 95 65 .594 - Montreal. . . . . . . . . . 86 74 .538 9 St Louis. . . . . . . . . . 82 78 .513 13 Chicago. . . . . . . . . . . 77 83 .481 18 New York. . . . . . . . . . 71 89 .444 24 Philadelphia. . . . . . 69 91 .431 26 Western Division Atlanta. . . . . . . . . . . 97 63 .606 - Cincinnati. . . . . . . . 89 71 .556 8 San Diego. . . . . . . . . 81 79 .506 16 Houston. . . . . . . . . . . 79 81 .494 18 San Francisco. . . . . 71 89 .444 26 Los Angeles. . . . . . . 63 97 .394 34 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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