April 11, 1996

Braves: Seven of the 10 longest homers this season have been hit by Atlanta. Ryan Klesko has the longest (434 feet).

Cardinals: Shortstop Ozzie Smith sat out with a tight hamstring and hinted he may go on the DL. He didn't start the first six games.

Giants: Placed C Kirt Manwaring on 15-day DL. Recalled C Marcus Jensen from Triple-A Phoenix. . . . At 5-4, team is above .500 for first time since July 3.

Pirates: Orlando Merced, 0-for-18 in the first six games, went 4-for-4 yesterday.

Rockies: Catcher Jayhawk Owens (injured right thumb) has been cleared to play.

Pub Date: 4/11/96

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