A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:
• Ryan Howard went 0-for-3 in the Phillies' 3-2 loss to Nationals on Wednesday. But his total of 18 home runs at the end of May is the highest in major-league history by a sophomore (defined by Elias as a player in the season following his rookie year). Eddie Mathews and Dale Long, who both hit 14 home runs through May 31 in their sophomore season, were the co-holders of that record for more than 40 years ...
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