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Yankees’ CC Sabathia greets his children after recording his 3,000th career strikeout on April 30 (Matt York)
Yankees’ CC Sabathia greets his children after recording his 3,000th career strikeout on April 30 (Matt York)|Associated Press
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Thursday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits: CC Sabathia, Steve Carlton, Randy Johnson, Kyle Lowry, Jameer Nelson, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

THURSDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> On April 30, CC Sabathia became the third lefthanded pitcher to reach 3,000 strikeouts, joining Steve Carlton and Randy Johnson. Which pitcher is fourth in career Ks by a lefthander?

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THURSDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> Villanova’s Kyle Lowry had 30 points in the Raptors’ Game 1 loss to the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday, his seventh 30-point postseason performance since 2013-14.

The last former Big 5 player to post a playoff 30 was Saint Joseph’s Jameer Nelson, who had a pair of 32s for Orlando in the 2009-10 postseason.

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>>> The Raptors, who led by 34-23 after the first period Wednesday, had been 22-0 this season (including playoffs) when leading by eight or more after 12 minutes.

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>>> We can thank @DrChuckRx on twitter for this nice pull:

Warriors record (including playoffs) last three seasons:
w/o Kevin Durant . . . 32-10 SU / 21-17-4 ATS
w/o Stephen Curry . . . 29-24 SU / 19-34 ATS

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>>> Since April 27, Bryce Harper has five hits at Citizens Bank Park. Four of them are doubles. The other was a single.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Mickey Lolich (2,832) is fourth in career strikeouts among lefthanders behind Johnson (4,875), Carlton (4,136) and Sabathia (3,009).