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Posted: Monday April 30, 2001 2:38 AM

0 -- Players in Astros history to have 2,000 career hits. Craig Biggio is seven hits shy of becoming the first. Hideo Nomo
Hideo Nomo hasn't allowed more than four hits in any of his five starts for the Red Sox.
.489  -- Batting average by Reds first baseman Sean Casey on the road, tops in the majors. Casey has 23 hits in 47 at-bats away from Cinergy Field.
-- Times the Rockies have been held homerless in 37 career games against the Cubs at Coors Field. Colorado was held without a home run in Thursday's 7-2 loss.
-- Home runs hit by the Indians in their three-game series with the Rangers. The Texas pitching staff had served up 41 homers in its first 22 games.
-- Times Twins outfielder Matt Lawton has stolen third base this season, most in the majors. Lawton has swiped second base just once.
3.95  --  Amount Kevin Tapani's ERA rose after allowing 10 earned runs in a Tuesday start against Colorado. Tapani's ERA jumped from 0.96 to 4.91.
4 -- Home runs by Brewers outfielder Geoff Jenkins in his first 80 at-bats this season. Jenkins hit five homers in eight at-bats Saturday and Sunday.
5 -- Players on Opening Day lineups who still do not have a hit in 2001 -- Todd Pratt (13 at-bats), Ken Griffey Jr. (12), Sal Fasano (eight), Lyle Mouton (seven) and Charles Gipson (seven).
5-20 -- Record by the Milwaukee Brewers against the New York Mets in their first three years in the National League. The Brewers swept the Mets in a three-game series last week.
6 -- Teams that allowed fewer than 100 runs in April -- Boston, Minnesota, Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and the Chicago Cubs. Not coincidentally, five of the six are leading their division (Boston is a half-game behind Toronto).
8 -- Years since the Braves last had a sub-.500 record in April. Atlanta, which went 12-14 in April, has only had four losing months since the last time they had a losing April.
10 -- Infield hits by Mariners rookie Ichiro Suzuki, most in the majors. Ichiro has hit safely in 23 of 25 games this season.
11 -- Hits allowed by Hideo Nomo in five starts for the Red Sox. Opponents are hitting a major league-low .109 against Nomo.
14 -- Times in Padres history a player has walked four times in one game. Ryan Klesko matched the team record -- last accomplished by Quilvio Veras on Aug. 21, 1997 -- with four walks in Thursday's win against Pittsburgh.
14-6 -- Boston's record when Pedro Martinez did not start. The Red Sox are only 2-3 in games started Martinez.
19 -- Players who have 20 or more RBIs in April, as of Sunday.
21 -- Consecutive saves by Twins closer LaTroy Hawkins, the most by any player to start a career. Hawkins, who had a 26-44 record as a starter before being moved to the bullpen, has seven saves this season for AL-Central leading Minnesota.
22 -- Losses by Mets pitcher Steve Trachsel in his past 38 NL starts. Trachsel has only eight wins in that span.
31 -- Errors by the Devil Rays in April. Tampa Bay also allowed a team-record 30 unearned runs in the month.
34 -- Balls thrown (in 72 pitches) by Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel in his last start. Of the 346 pitches Ankiel has thrown this season, 149 have been balls (43.1 percent).
37 -- At-bats by Mariners second baseman Bret Boone with runners in scoring position, most in the majors. Boone is hitting .297 (11-for-37) with 19 RBIs with RISP.
39 -- Strikeouts needed by Yankees fireballer Roger Clemens to tie Don Sutton (3,574) for fifth place on the all-time list. Clemens passed Gaylord Perry for sixth place (3,505) on Sunday.
40.4 -- Percentage of at-bats in which Phillies outfielder Pat Burrell has struck out (36 of 89).
199 -- Points Mets reserve infielder Desi Relaford raised his average by after a 4-for-4 game against the Brewers on Thursday -- from .154 to .353. Relaford entered the game with only two hits in his first 13 at-bats.
4,885 -- Average decrease in attendance per game at Comiskey Park this season. The defending AL Central champion White Sox averaged 24,047 in 2000. They are averaging 19,432 in their first 15 home games.

All stats through April 29

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