First baseman Steve Garvey won't be offered a contract with the San Diego Padres for the 1988 season, team president Chub Feeney said.

Garvey, who will turn 39 in December, was sidelined for the season in May, when he underwent reconstructive surgery on a torn biceps tendon. The operation placed his career in doubt.

The 10-time all-star has said he would like to play one more season, and Feeney said he will have an invitation to the Padres' spring training camp as a non-roster player. However, Feeney added that he can't foresee a position being available for Garvey.

"He's a wonderful guy, but we're trying to win some games," Feeney told the Times-Advocate of Escondido, Calif.

Feeney, who became president of the last-place NL West team June 11, met with Garvey last Friday.

"I reiterated what I've said to you, that I'd like to play in '88 and I'd like to play here," Garvey said.

Garvey also has said he wants to finish his career in Southern California, and there are rumors that he may return to the Los Angeles Dodgers -- for whom he played from 1969 to 1982 -- for a final season. The California Angels may also be interested in signing Garvey as a designated hitter.

There are players in the Padres' clubhouse who apparently don't believe Garvey will be back next year. Someone taped this message above his locker: "RIP . . . in memory of Garvey . . . 1983 {to} 1987."

In 27 games this year Garvey batted .211 with one home run, nine runs batted in. For his 17-year career, Garvey has a .295 average, 272 homers and 1,308 RBI.

In their game yesterday, Eric Show gave up six hits in 8 2/3 innings, Randy Ready hit his second home run of the season and the Padres defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1, in San Diego.

Show (5-11), who won for the first time since July 1, struck out eight and walked two before running into trouble in the ninth. With two outs, he walked Bobby Bonilla and hit Mike Diaz with a pitch. Rich Gossage came in and retired Johnny Ray on a foul pop to third base for his seventh save of the year.

The Padres took a 1-0 lead in the second when Ready led off with a homer off Pirates starter Doug Drabek (2-9). San Diego made it 2-0 in the third when Stanley Jefferson walked and scored on Tony Gwynn's double.

The Pirates scored in the fourth on Jim Morrison's leadoff single and Bonilla's two-out triple.

Reds 8, Expos 4:

Dave Parker drove in six runs with a homer, double and single as Cincinnati won in Montreal.

Parker's total tied his career high for RBI in a game. The only other time has done it was on May 9, 1975, against against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Parker was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirated at the time.

Ted Power (8-5) overcame a shaky first inning and went on to pitch eight innings, giving up eight hits. John Franco pitched the ninth.

Montreal starter Bryn Smith (6-4) allowed nine hits and seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

The Expos sent nine men to the plate in the first, scoring four runs, three of which were unearned, on four hits. Tim Wallach's double accounted four two runs. Andres Galarraga and Mike Fitzgerald each had run-scoring singles.

But in the third, the Reds scored five runs on five hits. Kurt Stillwell came home on Barry Larkin's single. Larkin advanced on Buddy Bell's single and scored on the first of three singles by Eric Davis. Parker then hit a three-run homer, his 20th homer of the season.

Phillies 5, Braves 1:

Don Carman allowed five hits over seven innings and singled home the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, leading Philadelphia to victory at home over Atlanta.

Carman, batting just .088, singled to left field after Darren Daulton's single and Steve Jeltz's double in the fifth. Daulton scored to put the Phillies ahead, 2-1. Jeltz moved to third and scored on Juan Samuel's fly out.

Carman (6-7), struck out six before being replaced by Mike Jackson, who finished. Loser Charlie Puleo (3-3) gave up three runs on five hits in six innings.

In the first, Mike Schmidt doubled home Samuel, giving the Phillies a 1-0 lead. The run batted in was the 1,454th of Schmidt's career. He now has more RBI than any other third baseman in major league history. Schmidt had been tied with Eddie Matthews.