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The New York Yankees finished an abysmal first month from the batter's box by ranking last in the majors in runs scored during April for the first time since 1984, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

With just 74 runs, the so-called Bronx Bombers finished with one fewer run than a struggling Atlanta Braves team that had a 5-18 record for the month.

To put this into perspective, the Braves notched just five home runs through the month of April and still managed to outscore New York (22 home runs).

Back in 1984, the Yankees overcame a slow start to rank fourth in the American League with 758 runs. The current squad may thus have some hope, even though it enters Sunday on pace for just 545 runs, with an 8-14 record to boot. 

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Pittsburgh Penguins centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin both made the 107th playoff appearances of their careers in Saturday's 2-1 road win over the Washington Capitals, tying Mario Lemieux for second place on the franchise's all-time list for playoff games played, per Sportsnet Stats.

Coming off a 4-3 overtime loss in Thursday's Game 1, the Penguins managed to flip home-ice advantage in their favor, pulling out a narrow victory to send the series to Pittsburgh tied at one game apiece.

The Caps allowed Crosby to put just three shots on goal and held him off the scoresheet, while Malkin had just two shots on net but was credited with the first assist on right wing Eric Fehr's game-winning goal, which occurred with only four minutes, 38 seconds remaining in the contest.

Crosby debuted in 2005-06 and has missed just one playoff game in his career, with the Penguins qualifying for the postseason in every year besides his rookie campaign.

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brett Cecil recently became the first player in MLB history to be credited with five losses as a relief pitcher during the month of April, per Elias Sports Bureau (h/t ESPN.com).

The last reliever to lose five games in any single calendar month was former Oakland Athletics pitcher Brian Fuentes, who did so in May 2011.

Cecil finished April with an 0-5 record and 5.79 ERA, leading the majors in losses while sitting in a four-way tie atop the leaderboard for most blown saves (three).

Despite the early struggles, Cecil does have some positive numbers, as he's allowed just one home run (46 batters faced) and is tied for 14th in the majors with five holds.

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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story finished April with 17 extra-base hits, joining Joe DiMaggio (23 in May 1936) and Albert Pujols (17 in April 2001) as the only players since 1900 to record 17 or more extra-base hits during the first calendar month of their respective careers, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).

One of the biggest surprises early in the season, the 23-year-old Story was never viewed as a top-notch prospect, and he might not have even made the big-league roster out of spring training if not for Jose Reyes' absence in the wake of a domestic violence allegation.

Nonetheless, Story made history by hitting seven home runs in the first six games of his career, with six of those long balls coming in the first four games.

He's slowed down considerably since the season's first week, yet still managed to break Pujols' National League record of eight home runs by a rookie in April.

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The Philadelphia Eagles selected former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, making him the first non-FBS quarterback to be drafted in the first round in eight years, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The last non-FBS quarterback to hear his name called during the first round of the draft was Delaware's Joe Flacco, who went 18th overall to the Baltimore Ravens in 2008. 

Wentz first jumped onto scouts' radars in 2014 when he threw for 3,111 yards with 25 touchdowns. During that same season, the 6'5", 237-pound freight train of a quarterback rushed for 642 yards and another six touchdowns.

Many critics have questioned how Wentz will transition from a non-FBS school to the NFL. Naturally, many of those critics also questioned Flacco's ability to do the same thing eight years ago.

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta witnessed his home scoreless streak come to an end at 52.2 innings when he surrendered an RBI double to Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Alex Presley in the fifth inning of Thursday's eventual 7-2 Cubs victory, per Sportsnet Stats.

Arrieta's streak, unsurprisingly, is the longest of its kind by any Cubs pitcher in Wrigley Field history. 

Although Presley's RBI double was the only earned run charged to Arrieta on Thursday, the Cubs ace did walk four Brewers and allow three hits en route to his league-leading fifth win of the 2016 season.

Last year, he posted a 22-6 record to go along with a 1.77 ERA and 236 strikeouts on his way to winning the Cubs' first National League Cy Young Award since Greg Maddux in 1992.

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Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson caught fire over the final two contests of an opening-round series against the Houston Rockets, becoming the first player in NBA postseason history to drain seven three-pointers in consecutive games, per Elias Sports Bureau (via NBA History on Twitter).

Notably, this two-game effort came on the heels of an ugly Game 3 performance in which Thompson missed all seven of his shots from beyond the arc.

The Warriors, of course, are already quite familiar with historic performances from downtown, as Thompson and fellow guard Stephen Curry have been prolific in recent seasons.

In Game 2 of the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, Thompson drained eight shots from distance, tied for second most in NBA playoffs history in a single game.

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Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski recorded the 2,000th hit of his career during the second inning of Wednesday's 9-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox, becoming the first catcher to reach the 2,000-hit plateau since Ivan Rodriguez in 2004, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Pierzynski's milestone hit wasn't particularly noteworthy, as he merely deposited a one-out bloop single into left field off Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright, allowing Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman to advance from second base to third.

The next batter, Braves outfielder Kelly Johnson, singled Freeman home from third base to cut an early deficit to 2-1.

The Red Sox quickly responded with four runs in the bottom of the second inning, chasing Braves pitcher Bud Norris from the game after only four outs.

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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story hit his ninth home run of the season during Wednesday's 9-8 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, breaking Albert Pujols' National League record—set in 2001—for most home runs by a rookie in April, per MLB Stat of the Day.

One of the better stories from the season's first month, Colorado's 23-year-old shortstop hit a solo home run off Pirates pitcher Jon Niese in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game, providing the first run in an impressive rally from an early 7-0 deficit.

The Rockies eventually tied the game at 8-8 to force extra innings, but the Pirates ultimately emerged victorious thanks to a 12th-inning RBI double from shortstop Jordy Mercer.

Story finished the game with just the one hit in six at-bats, dropping his batting average to .241, which is the lowest it's been since his second at-bat of the season.

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At just 31 years of age, LeBron James has already had a prolific playoff career. And with his Cleveland Cavaliers currently steamrolling through the Eastern Conference, King James looks primed to continue rising through the record books.

Witness LeBron's incredible playoff accomplishments in the video above.