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

Updated: April 18, 2006, 1:54 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider
A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

MLB

• The Mets' win Monday gave them a five-game lead in the National League East, as they became the first team in major league history to open up a five-game advantage within its first 12 games of a season. Previously, the fewest games needed to go five ahead was 13 by the 1981 Athletics, who started 12-1.

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