Statistics through Friday.
1.MILWAUKEE: Brewers have won 7 in a row thanks to baseball's best pitching staff (1.86 ERA, two shutouts)
2.WASHINGTON: Nationals have scored a league-high 27 runs from the seventh inning on.
4.SAN FRANCISCO: Giants belted a league-high 15 homers in their first 11 games.
5.SEATTLE: Opponents are hitting a baseball-low .188 against Mariner pitching.
6.DETROIT: Closer Joe Nathan has given up more earned runs (5) than all but one Tiger starter.
7.OAKLAND: Johnson out as closer after getting tagged for 7 runs in and 2 of A's 4 losses in first 3 1/3 innings.
8. PITTSBURGH: Four of Pirates' six wins have gone to the bullpen.
12.CHISOX: Team leads MLB in scoring yet three of first six wins have gone to left-hander Chris Sale.
14.ANGELS: Pitchers have allowed an AL-worst 15 homers, 7 of which have come off relievers.
15.TEXAS: Rangers' Prince no popper; Fielder is hitting .150 with just two extra-base hits, both doubles.
16.CLEVELAND: Indians bullpen has 3 wins and 4 saves in league-high 38 2/3 innings.
17.KANSAS CITY: Royals have more wins (4) than home runs (1) through 9 games.
18.N.Y. YANKEES: Who needs A-Rod? Rookie third baseman Yangervis Solarte hitting .343 with team-high 7 RBIs
19.MIAMI: Rotation has as many victories (4) in 11 games as it did all of last April.