Torres' first goal came on a penalty kick during first-half stoppage time after he was tackled in the box. It broke a 1-1 tie.
The Chivas forward doubled the advantage in the 81st minute when he scored on a rebound, and the Goats (5-14-6) needed the insurance goal after New York's Dax McCarty scored 5 minutes later.
Julio Morales scored for Chivas.
Tim Cahill scored the other goal for the Red Bulls (11-9-6).