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1 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 3-2
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If Carlos Martinez's changeup can be consistently good, then he's got a real chance to become a front-of-the-rotation type.
2 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 3-3
▲ 2
Adrian Gonzalez is off to a fantastic start.
3 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals 2-4
▼ 2
Holding leads has been an issue for the Nationals.
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 2-4
▼ 2
Johnny Giavotella entered the weekend with the same OPS as Mike Trout, in case you were wondering if it was still early in the season.
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 6-0
▲ 3
Shane Greene is a late-bloomer type, but he ought to help the back-end of the Tigers' rotation. 6
6 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 4-2
▲ 1
Joe Kelly gave the Red Sox just what they needed after Friday night's 19-inning marathon. Clay Buchholz did not.
7 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 3-3
▼ 2
Hisashi Iwakuma began his season with an uncharacteristically poor start.
8 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 3-4
▼ 2
Here's hoping Matt Cain can get back on a mound soon.
9 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 3-3
▲ 1
Who had Miguel Castro recording a save during Opening Week a month ago?
10 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 3-3
▲ 3
So far, Steve Pearce has done a nice job showing last season wasn't a fluke.
11 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 6-0
▲ 7
Lorenzo Cain ended last season with a number of high-quality defensive plays. He started this season with a fun one, too.
12 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 2-4
▼ 3
Yan Gomes is a big loss for the Indians.
13 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 2-4
▼ 1
Not the best of debuts for Jeff Samardzija
14 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 4-3
▲ 2
The Padres may or may not be in the playoffs, but their games with the Giants had that postseason edge.
15 New York Mets New York Mets 3-3
Matt Harvey looks better than ever, as he's showing a high-quality curveball in addition to his fastball-slider combination.
16 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 3-4
▲ 1
Cody Ross could offer value versus southpaws. At minimum, he helps fill in for Coco Crisp.
17 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 2-4
▼ 3
Locking up Josh Harrison is a little risky, but you have to feel happy for Harrison.
18 New York Yankees New York Yankees 2-4
▼ 7
Lost in the Masahiro Tanaka mess: Michael Pineda is currently the Yankees' best starter.
19 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 3-2
▲ 1
Joe Maddon's first win with the Cubs came on the right arm of Jake Arrieta
20 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 4-2
▲ 2
Credit Bryan Price for sticking Joey Votto in the two slot of the order, where his on-base skills can be better leveraged.
21 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 5-1
▲ 5
Shelby Miller isn't Jason Heyward, but he had a solid first time out for the Braves.
22 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 4-2
▲ 6
Kyle Kendrick's second start confirmed that Opening Day's gem is very much the outlier.
23 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 3-3
The injuries continue to stack up for the Rays, who lost James Loney and John Jaso to the DL during Opening Week.
24 Houston Astros Houston Astros 3-3
Houston just dodged a no-hitter, but has been brutal offensively nonetheless.
25 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 3-4
The Rangers just can't stay healthy.
26 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 3-3
▲ 3
Odubel Herrera picked a good time for his first MLB hit.
27 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 3-3
▲ 3
Say what you will about the rest of Arizona's roster, but Nick Ahmed is a talented defender.
28 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 1-5
▼ 9
Mat Latos' Miami debut went about as poorly as possible.
29 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 1-5
▼ 8
Not a good start for Ron Roenicke's bunch. If it continues, Roenicke will be out of a job.
30 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 1-5
▼ 3
First Ervin Santana gets suspended, now Ricky Nolasco hits the DL. Ouch.