* ASTROS: SS Andujar Cedeno's two errors yesterday agains the Giants gave him a team-high seven for the season.
* BRAVES: OF Deion Sanders resurfaced in a baseball uniform yesterday after a three-week absence, and said he will rejoin the Braves tomorrow in New York. Sanders, 25, played in a simulated game at the Braves' spring training camp. It was his first baseball action since April 28. . . . Otis Nixon, who has 18 steals, was caught in the sixth inning last night, the third consecutive time he has been nailed. Prior to that, he had stolen 15 in a row.
* CARDINALS: Career save leader Lee Smith has only one save in May and has appeared in only three games. . . . Cleanup hitter Ray Lankford has four extra-base hits all season.
* CUBS: Chicago pitchers are 5-for-84 at the plate (.059).
* DODGERS: Mike Piazza continued his hot hitting with a pair of singles last night. He has hit in seven straight games.
* GIANTS: Barry Bonds has reached base at least once in 38 of the 39 games he's started this season and yesterday extended his hitting streak to 10 games. . . .
* MARLINS: Florida experienced its first rain delay. A brief shower pushed back the start of last night's game seven minutes. . . . Assessing the Marlins' recent offensive slump, manager Rene Lachemann said, "There's one thing I do know about pitching. It's hard to hit."
* METS: Team owners are pressing for a $1 billion sports complex featuring a domed stadium and amusement park on property adjacent to Shea Stadium, New York Newsday reported yesterday. Mets owner Fred Wilpon wants the creation of a new Sports Authority to fund the massive project, Newsday said. . . . SS Tony Fernandez fielded grounders on the first five balls the Pirates hit last night. He threw out four runners before making a throwing error.
* PIRATES: Before last night's loss to the Mets, Pittsburgh had won three straight. Four straight wins is the Pirates' season high. . . . P Steve Cooke is 0-for-19 since getting a single in his first major-league at-bat in April.
* ROCKIES: Pitcher Mark Knudson is ending his playing career rather than accept Colorado's assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Knudson, 32, was cut from Colorado's 25-man roster Monday with an ERA of 22.24.