5/1 Extra bases
* Bryan LaHair hit five home runs in April, more than half of the team’s total nine homers for the month. The last Cubs player to account for more than half of the team’s homers in a month was Sammy Sosa, who hit 17 in August 2001, and the team totaled 32.
* The last time the Cubs hit nine homers in a month (with at least 20 games played) was August 1981. They totaled nine in 21 games that month.
* LaHair also has reached base safely in a team-high 19 straight games. The last Cubs first baseman to have a longer streak was Derrek Lee, who reached safely in 21 straight from July 31-Aug. 22, 2009.
* Starlin Castro and Tony Campana are the first Cubs duo to have at least seven stolen bases apiece in the first month since stolen base records were first kept in 1921. Castro has 10 steals and Campana has seven. The Cubs have 20 stolen bases so far; last year, they did not get their 20th until June 16.
— Carrie Muskat