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

Updated: September 8, 2006, 1:18 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider

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

MLB

Duffy

• Chris Duffy homered to lead off the top of the first, and he broke a 5-5 tie leading off the ninth in the Pirates' 7-5 win over the Cubs. Only one other player during the expansion era -- that is, since 1961 -- hit tie-breaking homers leading off both the first and the last inning of the same game: Reed Johnson of the Blue Jays in 2003, also against the Cubs.

• Shawn Chacon blew ...

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