Former Cy Young Award pitcher Pete Vuckovich, trying to make the Milwaukee Brewers as a nonroster player after shoulder surgery, has retired, the team announced yesterday in Chandler, Ariz.
Vuckovich, 33, who had surgery in September, accepted a job in the organization as an instructor.
Meanwhile, Tim Leary (3-1) allowed three hits in six innings as the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0.
*Mets 6, Reds 4: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Ron Darling (3-0), whose streak of consecutive scoreless innings ended at 20 in the second, contributed two of the Mets' 13 hits. New York's George Foster had a single for his first RBI of the spring in 39 at bats.
*Yankees 3, Rangers 2: In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., pinch hitter Butch Wynegar singled in the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning, giving New York a victory over Texas. A seven-inning second game was postponed by wet grounds.
*A's 11, Giants 5: In Phoenix, Mike Davis and Dave Kingman hit three-run homers for Oakland against San Francisco. The Giants' Dan Gladden had three doubles.
*Padres 9, Angels 4: In Palm Springs, Calif., John Kruk and Terry Kennedy drove in three runs each for San Diego against California. Kruk, a rookie outfielder-first baseman, is 19 for 38 with 17 RBI.
*Cardinals 7, Dodgers 1: In Vero Beach, Fla., St. Louis' Rick Ownbey allowed Los Angeles one hit in six innings.
*Pirates 13, Phillies 2: In Bradenton, Fla., Bill Almon scored twice and had three hits for Pittsburgh against Philadelphia.
*Tigers 3, Twins 0: In Lakeland, Fla., Tom Brookens homered to back the seven-hit pitching of Detroit's Frank Tanana and Don Heinkel. Tanana went seven innings, giving up six hits to Minnesota.
*Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 2: In Winter Haven, Fla., Mike Stenhouse had two hits and three RBI and Dwight Evans went three-for-three to lead Boston over Toronto.
*Royals 6, White Sox 4: In Fort Myers, Fla., Buddy Biancalana singled in Jim Sundberg for the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth as Kansas City beat Chicago.
*Expos 5, Astros 2: In Kissimmee, Fla., Jim Wohlford's RBI triple keyed a four-run Montreal sixth against Houston.
*Indians 7, Mariners 5: In Tempe, Ariz., Cleveland got to Seattle's Mark Langston for five runs in the first two innings. The Indians' Pat Tabler had three hits and three RBI.