Sporting Digest: Baseball

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The Independent Online

The New York Yankees beat the San Diego Padres 9-6 in Game One of the World Series final on Saturday. The Padres were leading 5-2 in the seventh innings, yet their game fell apart when their inspirational pitcher, Kevin Brown, had to leave the game due to fever, in what he later described as "one of my worst nights physically". The pitching duel between Brown and his New York counterpart, David Wells, did not live up to the pre- match hype, and the final score featured the most runs scored in a World Series opener for 20 years.