Nick Swisher, RF, A's
Oakland had won 26 of 32 games through Sunday, thanks to the rookie who had 10 home runs over that period.
Last in runs scored five weeks ago, Houston was tied for best in the majors since then (174).
Zach Duke, LHP, Pirates
With a 3-0 record and 0.93 ERA, the 22-year-old starter had not allowed an earned run since his big league debut on July 2.