Blue Jays rotation
At week's end Toronto starting pitchers had the second best ERA (3.36) among AL rotations, thanks mostly to rookie lefty Gustavo Chacin: 3--0, 1.42 ERA.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Led by new second baseman Jeff Kent's .415 average and 13 RBIs, L.A. was off to its best start (9--2) since 1981.
Rich Harden, RHP, A's
Emerging as the ace of a revamped staff, the 23-year-old had a 0.68 ERA in two starts.
One reason why Colorado was off to its worst start (2--9) in franchise history: The starting pitchers had a 6.86 ERA.