April 16, 1996

Cardinals: Ron Gant is 7-for-16 in the last five games and is among the league leaders with 14 RBIs. . . . Gary Gaetti, who missed three games after fouling a ball off his left big toe, struck out all three times. . . . Pat Borders, who had 37 hits and batted .208 last year, is hitting .429 (15-for-35).

Pirates: Al Martin, who homered and doubled, hit .414 against the Cardinals last year (12-for-29) with two home runs and five RBIs. . . . Orlando Merced has nine hits in his past 21 at-bats after going hitless his first 18 at-bats

Pub Date: 4/16/96

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