Sporting Digest: Baseball

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DARRYL STRAWBERRY, who on Sunday disappeared four days before the start of the season from the Los Angeles Dodgers for a day, has a drug problem and was placed on the 'disabled' list on Monday.

ERIC SNOW, the former San Diego Padres pitcher, died of an accidental heroin and cocaine overdose while staying at a drug rehabilitation centre in the city.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Cincinnati 5 St Louis 4; New York Mets 12 Chicago Cubs 8; Houston 6 Montreal 5 (12 innings); San Francisco 8 Pittsburgh 0; Atlanta 4 San Diego 1; Philadelphia 12 Colorado 6.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Boston 9 Detroit 8; Cleveland 4 Seattle 3 (11 innings); New York Yankees 5 Texas 3; Toronto 7 Chicago 3; Baltimore 6 Kansas City 3.