June 05, 1993

* CARDINALS: Paul Kilgus got his first major-league win in nearly four years in St. Louis' 9-2 victory over Cincinnati Thursday night. . . . Joe Magrane is 0-3 in his past four starts, giving up 19 earned runs in 27 1/3 innings.

* CUBS: Candy Maldonado is 1-for-11 as a pinch hitter. . . . The Cubs have lost their past seven games in domed stadiums.

* EXPOS: Pitcher Dennis Martinez was hit on the right side while warming up in the bullpen before Thursday's game against the Cubs but pitched a five-hitter in a 7-1 victory. "It's really sore," Martinez said. "It's painful. I felt it about five minutes left in my warm-up. I felt discomfort out there but it allowed me to stay back and not overthrow. It made me concentrate a lot. . . . The pitching-hungry Expos have no interest in Dave Stieb, recently released by the White Sox, or Bryn Smith, recently cut by Colorado. Bob LaMonte, Stieb's agent, said he's trying to work out a deal with the Indians.

* METS: Knee surgery is expected to keep left-hander Sid Fernandez sidelined until after the All-Star break. "It's the same old story with Sid," manager Dallas Green said. "He's got to push himself away from the table and help his knee out." . . . Suzyn Waldman will do the color commentary this weekend for the New York radio broadcasts, becoming the first woman to do color on a New York baseball broadcast for station WFAN. Waldman joins Mets play-by-play announcers Gary Cohen and Todd Kalas at the Astrodome in Houston.

* REDS: Cincinnati signed its top draft pick, outfielder Pat Watkins of East Carolina, to a contract. Watkins, 20, was the 32nd pick overall. He hit .445 in 60 games with 19 homers, 62 RBI and 29 stolen bases as a junior. Watkins is expected to report to Billings of the Pioneer League on June 12. Bip Roberts, hitting JTC .238. and hampered by an aching right wrist, had tests Thursday and yesterday at several hospitals to find out why the wrist isn't healing. A cortisone shot May 7 has worn off, and he has decided not to get another one. . . . Reggie Sanders has an eight-game hitting streak.

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