NOTABLE National League

May 13, 1993

* BRAVES: Reliever Mike Stanton pitched a hitless ninth Tuesday night against the Astros for his 12th save of the season.

* CUBS: Jose Vizcaino has a 14-game hitting streak, going 25-for-57 (.439) in that span. . . . Mark Grace is 13-for-33 (.364) with nine RBI, hitting safely in 11 of his past 12 games. . . . Rey Sanchez made his first start since April 29 at Houston, yesterday against the Dodgers.

* DODGERS: Los Angeles' game against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium next Wednesday night will be broadcast in Mandarin. It will be the first time a Dodgers game has been aired in Chinese and the first time a regular-season major-league game has been broadcast in Chinese in the United States, the Dodgers said. . . . By winning yesterday, the Dodgers averted their first sweep at Wrigley Field since June 16-18, 1972. . . . Brett Butler went 5-for-27 on the Dodgers' six-game road trip.

* PADRES: Catcher Mike Scioscia will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair a tear in his right rotator cuff and will miss the rest of the season. Scioscia, 34, hurt his shoulder during spring training and started the season on the disabled list. . . . Left-hander Bruce Hurst will make his first medical rehabilitation start Saturday in Las Vegas against Colorado Springs. Hurst underwent arthroscopic surgery on Oct. 13 to repair small tears in the rotator cuff and labrum in his left shoulder.

* PHILLIES: Philadelphia placed 40-year-old reliever Larry Andersen on the 15-day disabled list yesterday because of an inflamed pitching shoulder. Team physician Dr. Phillip Marone said it will take at least 10 days of rest and medication to determine the specific problem. Andersen is 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA in 11 2/3 innings.

* REDS: Jose Rijo went 1-for-2 with a double off Padres pitcher Andy Benes last night, raising his average to .312. He has hit safely in five of his past six games (5 for 13, .385). . . . The Reds won't know for a couple days whether pitcher Tim Belcher will have to miss a start. Tony Gwynn lined a ball off his right forearm Tuesday night, causing a lot of swelling. Belcher had the forearm in an elastic wrap yesterday. He's scheduled to start again Sunday.

* ROCKIES: The treachery of pitching in Mile High Stadium has prompted Colorado pitcher David Nied to develop another pitch. "I've started throwing a split finger," said Nied, who dropped to 3-4 after Tuesday night's 5-3 loss to San Francisco. "I've tinkered with it with Jeff Parrett in the outfield. I haven't been happy with my changeup, so I went with it. I threw maybe 10 of them tonight [Tuesday night], half for strikes, and I got a couple of big outs with it."

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