Cubs: An MRI revealed fluid from an unknown source in Dave Magadan's injured left hand. Magadan had the hand drained and received a cortisone injection. . . . Until the home run, Sammy Sosa had been 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and is 2-for-28 with 16 strikeouts in the past eight games.

Dodgers: Los Angeles had scored only four runs in the ninth inning of its 29 previous games. . . . Greg Gagne made his first start in a week. He sat out with soreness in his right hamstring.


Expos: Left-hander Carlos Perez, yet to pitch this season with a sore shoulder, received a second medical opinion which contradicts a diagnosis by team doctors. He was told by Dr. William Bryant that there was no muscle tear under his left shoulder as the team's doctors insist.

Giants: San Francisco leads the majors with 43 home runs.


Padres: Dave Stewart's son, Adrian, signed and was assigned to extended spring training in Peoria, Ariz. . . . Archi Cianfrocco started at third base in place of Ken Caminiti, who had a cortisone shot Wednesday night. Caminiti is expected to return tonight.

Phillies: Benito Santiago's five career homers against Greg Maddux are bettered only by the six of Barry Bonds of the Giants.

Pirates: Pittsburgh placed Orlando Merced (hamstring) and Carlos Garcia (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list.

Rockies: Colorado tied the Orioles' major-league record for consecutive sellouts with their 65th.

Pub Date: 5/04/96