Sporting Digest: Baseball

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The Independent Online
BSkyB is to show the second half of the major league season, culminating with the World Series in October. Coverage, which starts after the All Star break on 6 July, will include a Game of the Week every Tuesday and a half-hour magazine programme.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Baltimore 3 Oakland 2; Toronto 4 California 2; Milwaukee 5 Seattle 3; Chicago White Sox 7 Detroit 3; Kansas City 8 New York Yankees 3; Texas 8 Minnesota 2. Postponed: Boston at Cleveland (rain).

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Cincinnati 12 Montreal 3; Philadelphia 7 Houston 5; New York Mets 7 Chicago Cubs 2; Atlanta 4 San Diego 0; Florida 5 Los Angeles 3.