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* BRAVES: Two-sport star Deion Sanders and the team apparently have agreed on a multiyear contract that would keep him with the Braves until the end of each season. Braves general manager John Schuerholz said yesterday that Sanders and the Braves had reached an "understanding" on a contract. Earlier this year, Sanders rejected an $11 million, three-year offer, seeking about $1 million more over three years plus an option for 1996. Sanders had his contract renewed by the Braves in March for $1 million, but is not required to stay with the team past July 31 because of his commitment with the Atlanta Falcons, for whom he plays cornerback.

* CARDINALS: Gregg Jefferies, who entered last night's game with only eight strikeouts in 149 plate appearances, fanned three times against the Cubs' Jose Guzman.

* CUBS: Chicago has won the first two games of its past three series, but failed to sweep any of them. Chicago hasn't swept the Cardinals at Busch Stadium since June 10-12, 1988.

* EXPOS: Despite allowing four runs in the first inning last night, Chris Nabholz struck out the side. The Expos have allowed 45 first-inning runs in 40 games.

* GIANTS: At 28-14, the Giants are off to their third-best start since the franchise moved to California in 1958. . . . Barry Bonds scored twice to increase his league-leading runs total to 42 and hit his 14th double, also tops in the NL. Bonds has reached base in all but one of the 39 games he has started this season. . . . Darren Lewis hit his NL-best sixth triple in the sixth inning.

* PHILLIES: C Darren Daulton played despite a swollen right eye. He was kneed Wednesday night sliding into second against the Marlins. . . . Lenny Dykstra is 2-for-31 with two RBI with runners in scoring position.

* PIRATES: Pittsburgh, trying to add some power to their bench, called up veteran OF Glenn Wilson, 34, yesterday and optioned John Wehner to Buffalo of the American Association.

* REDS: Chris Sabo, who entered the game with a .320 lifetime average against the Giants, was 0-for-3 with a walk yesterday.

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