Worth noting

• Center fielder Billy Hamilton stole a team-leading 11 bases through April, the most by a Major League rookie through the first month since the Cardinals' Vince Coleman had 12 steals in 1985. It was the most by a Reds player since Deion Sanders stole 19 bases in his first 25 games of 1997.

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