?The Cardinals hit more homers (8) in their six games before their home opener on April 14 than in the entire month of April (7) last year.
?Before giving up an earned run on April 17, Reds relief pitcher Rob Murphy had not yielded an earned run since Aug. 31, 1986.
?When out-of-town scores are announced at the Seattle Kingdome, Mariner fans cheer the Padres' failures and boo their successes. San Diego, of course, is the other woman that owner George Argyros jilted them for.
? San Diego became the first team ever to start a game with three home runs when Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn and John Kruk connected against San Francisco's Roger Mason on April 13. But by the time the game was over, the Padres had been outhomered 4-3 and they had been out-scored 13-6.
? Boston ace Roger Clemens and Toronto ace Jimmy Key have faced one another five times since last July 2, with the Blue Jays winning four. Key's record is 3-1 with a 1.91 ERA, while Clemens's is 1-3 with a 3.28 ERA. Each had a no-decision on Sept. 26 when Toronto beat Boston 1-0 in 12 innings.
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