Sporting Digest: Baseball

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THE New York Yankees improved their record as the best team in the majors by winning their 10th consecutive game, a 12-1 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers. Don Mattingly contributed four of their 17 hits, one a homer. The win took the Yankees to 26-10, nine games clear of the faltering World Series champions, the Toronto Blue Jays, in the American League East.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Cleveland 11 Detroit 6; New York Yankees 12 Milwaukee 1; Minnesota 5 Baltimore 2; Oakland 6 Kansas City 2; Chicago White Sox 9 Texas 6; Seattle 9 California 5. Postponed: Toronto v Boston.

----------------------------------------------------------------- EASTERN DIVISION ----------------------------------------------------------------- W L Pct GB New York Yankees 26 10 .722 - Boston Red Sox 24 12 .667 2 Baltimore Orioles 21 13 .618 4 Toronto Blue Jays 17 19 .472 9 Detroit Tigers 15 19 .441 10 CENTRAL DIVISION Chicago White Sox 19 16 .543 - Kansas City Royals 17 17 .500 1 Cleveland Indians 17 17 .500 1 Minnesota Twins 18 19 .486 2 Milwaukee Brewers 17 19 .472 2 WESTERN DIVISION Texas Rangers 15 19 .441 - Seattle Mariners 15 20 .429 California Angels 16 22 .421 1 Oakland Athletics 11 26 .297 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------- NATIONAL LEAGUE: Montreal 9 St Louis 8; Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 0; Atlanta 6 New York Mets 1; Florida 3 Chicago Cubs 0; Colorado 4 Houston 0; Los Angeles 7 San Diego 1; Cincinnati 9 San Francisco 6 (10 innings). ----------------------------------------------------------------- NATIONAL LEAGUE ----------------------------------------------------------------- EASTERN DIVISION W L Pct GB Atlanta Braves 23 12 .657 - Montreal Expos 20 16 .556 3 Florida Marlins 20 17 .541 4 New York Mets 19 17 .528 4 Philadelphia Phillies 16 21 .432 8 CENTRAL DIVISION Cincinnati Reds 23 13 .639 - St Louis Cardinals 18 17 .514 4 Houston Astros 18 18 .500 5 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 18 .486 5 Chicago Cubs 11 24 .314 11 WESTERN DIVISION San Francisco Giants 20 17 .541 - Los Angeles Dodgers 20 17 .541 - Colorado Rockies 16 18 .471 2 San Diego Padres 10 26 .278 9 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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