Sporting Digest: Baseball

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The Independent Online
THE New York Mets, languishing at the bottom of the National League East, have sacked their manager Jeff Torborg and replaced him with Dallas Green, 59, the former manager of the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees. Green's contract runs through 1995. The Mets have won only five of their last 23 games. 'We couldn't wait any longer to make a change,' Al Harazin, the Mets general manager, said. 'We simply had to turn the club around and become the kind of club we had been in the 1980s.'

AMERICAN LEAGUE: NY Yankees 11 Minnesota 6; Baltimore 6 Cleveland 3; Boston 10 Toronto 5; California 2 Chicago White Sox 0; Texas 4 Seattle 3; Detroit 8 Milwaukee 6; Kansas City 13 Oakland 8.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: San Francisco 6 Houston 3; Atlanta 1 Montreal 0; Florida 5 Philadelphia 3; NY Mets 6 Pittsburgh 4 (10); Chicago Cubs 5 St Louis 3; San Diego 7 Colorado 3; Los Angeles 5 Cincinnati 2.