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A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports.

Updated: August 18, 2006, 1:02 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider

A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

MLB • Thursday marked the first day in major league history with two games in which each team led off its half of the first inning with a home run. That happened in both the Yankees-Orioles and White Sox-Royals games. There have been five such games this season, matching the total in the major leagues for the entire decade of the 1980s. There were six instances in the 1990s and seven from 2000-05.

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