Notable NATIONAL LEAGUE

April 24, 1996

Cubs: Sammy Sosa played his 200th straight game. The streak started on July 3, 1994, at Houston. . . . Brian McRae is 11-for-11 in stolen base tries this season.

Dodgers: First baseman Eric Karros did not start after aggravating a muscle strain in his left side in batting practice. He's listed as day-to-day.

Giants: William VanLandingham is 12-2 in day games, but has lost his last two afternoon starts. . . . The Giants have homered in eight of their past nine games and in 17 of their first 20 games this season.

Marlins: Reliever Alejandro Pena, sidelined with a rotator cuff injury, will wait until next week to see Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., for a second opinion.

Padres: Rickey Henderson stole second in the fourth inning, his first stolen base in the NL. He had 1,149 in the American League, a major-league record.

Pub Date: 4/24/96

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