Sporting Digest: Baseball

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LEE SMITH, 35, the St Louis Cardinals relief pitcher, notched up the 357th save of his career, equalling Jeff Reardon's all-time record, when he came on in the ninth inning to protect a 2-1 Cardinals' lead over the San Francisco Giants in St Louis.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Montreal Expos 14 Cincinnati Reds 11; St Louis Cardinals 2 San Francisco Giants 1; Pittsburgh Pirates 5 San Diego Padres 4; Atlanta Braves 6 Los Angeles Dodgers 1.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Chicago White Sox 9 Minnesota Twins 4; Detroit Tigers 3 Oakland Athletics 2; Cleveland Indians 15 New York Yankees 5; Boston Red Sox 9 Kansas City Royals 4.