Jimmy Rollins in the First

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Jimmy Rollins homered as the Phillies beat the Padres, 3-2. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Jimmy Rollins, who clubbed his 38th leadoff home run Sunday (at left), has more first-inning home runs (41) in his career than in any other inning. (He hit three first-inning home runs early in his career while batting second.)

But his HR/AB percentage for the initial frame (2.80%) is second to that in the fourth inning, when he goes long more than four percent of the time.

By the way, the Phillies are now 10-2 in the last 12 games in which has hit a leadoff home run.

Here are Rollins' career HR by inning:

 Inning      AB  HR   Pct.
 1st  1465  41  2.80%
 2nd    425  10  2.35%
 3rd  1015  20  1.97%
 4th    535  22  4.11%
 5th    835  21  2.51%
 6th    654  17  2.60%
 7th    728  13  1.79%
 8th    711  14  1.97%
 9th    501  10  2.00% 
 X-Inn.    128     3  2.34%

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