Sporting Digest: Baseball

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The Independent Online
THE major league owners have approved by 27-2, with one abstention, a new TV contract with the ABC and NBC networks that creates another round of play-offs and increases post-season participation from four to eight teams. The deal, which still must be approved by the players' union, is expected to be introduced next season.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Milwaukee Brewers 9 Toronto Blue Jays 3; Kansas City Royals 6 Chicago White Sox 4; Baltimore Orioles 4 New York Yankees 3 (in 10); California Angels 5 Seattle Mariners 0. Postponed: Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Cincinnati Reds 5 Atlanta Braves 4; Pittsburgh Pirates 13 Florida Marlins 8; Chicago Cubs 5 San Francisco Giants 4; Houston Astros 8 Colorado Rockies 0.