* CARDINALS: Pitcher Rene Arocha, activated before the game from the 15-day disabled list, threw two scoreless innings of relief to lower his ERA to 1.52. Arocha's left ring finger, broken April 20, was wrapped and held outside the glove. . . . Ray Lankford had three singles and was 8-for-12 in the series with a home run and five RBI. . . . Ozzie Canseco is 3-for-17 since being called up from Triple-A Louisville last week and is likely to be on his way back there because left fielder Bernard Gilkey is due to come off the disabled list today. Canseco failed to cut off two balls in left that went for doubles and let a third go between his legs for an error.

* CUBS: The wife of first baseman Mark Grace, who filed for divorce last August, sued Grace for $20 million yesterday, alleging he breached oral and implied contracts to share their incomes for the rest of their lives. Jay Coggan, the attorney for Michelle Grace, 24, said the lawsuit might be consolidated with the divorce case.

* GIANTS: Umpire John McSherry singled out San Francisco left fielder Barry Bonds and Colorado first-base coach Ron Hassey as instigators of a bench-clearing scuffle Wednesday night and predicted fines would be levied but wasn't so sure about suspensions. NL president Bill White will decide whether to issue suspensions after reviewing McSherry's report. McSherry said Bonds and Hassey kept the confrontation going after both teams seemed to have settled down. Bonds and his father, coach Barry Bonds, and Hassey were ejected, as was Colorado's Jerald Clark for walking toward the the mound after being hit by Mike Jackson.

* METS: Eddie Murray had an RBI double in the first, moving him into a tie for 22nd place with Harmon Killebrew and Rogers Hornsby on the career RBI list with 1,584. . . . Shortstop Tony Fernandez, who had a kidney stone dissolved on Wednesday, is due to rejoin the team either today or tomorrow.

* REDS: John Smiley's last complete game was for Minnesota, on Oct. 2. . . . The Reds won their fourth straight -- and seventh in nine games -- their longest streak of the season. . . . Kevin Mitchell's second home run yesterday was the 15th to reach the upper deck since Riverfront Stadium opened in 1970. George Foster had six of them. Reds manager Tony Perez did it twice.

* ROCKIES: The team placed first baseman Andres Galarraga (hamstring tear) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Monday, and recalled first baseman Jay Gainer from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

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