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

Updated: April 4, 2007, 2:19 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider

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

MLB

• The Cardinals are the first defending World Series winners in 64 years to start a season by losing their first two games and scoring a total of two or fewer runs in those games. The last team to start a world championship defense in that manner: the 1943 Cardinals, who lost consecutive extra-inning 1-0 decisions at Cincinnati during the middle of World War II. (Oh, yes, the '43 Cardinals recovered just fine, finishing ...

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