Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Around the majors

-You probably already know this one, but Corey Hart leads the National League with 17 home runs. Corey Hart! His career high prior to this season is 24.

-You probably also know that Ubaldo Jimenez leads the majors with 12 wins, but did you know that David Price is the only other pitcher with more than nine?

-Miguel Cabrera leads two of the Triple Crown categories with 19 home runs and 56 RBI. He's also batting .330, but that ranks just seventh in a tough AL batting race.

-The five best individual ERAs--and nine of the top ten--are in the National League. Also, six of the top ERAs are owned by pitchers 26 or younger.

-The top four teams in the AL East are a combined 50 games over .500. The top four in the NL Central are a combined three games under .500.

-The Mariners are on pace to hit just 91 home runs. That would be the fewest since 1994 when both the Pirates and Phillies hit 80. Seattle's 36 long balls are just three more than teammates Jose Bautista (18) and Vernon Wells (15) combined.

-Through nearly 40 percent of the season, the Diamondbacks' relievers have a major league-worst 7.33 ERA despite having had to throw the fifth-fewest innings of any relief corps.

-Three teams--the Cubs, Dodgers and Pirates--have yet to record a complete game, while just one team--the Royals--has yet to record a shutout.

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