No Oakland starter won more than six games last year. Kenny Rogers has almost matched that total in the first five weeks of this season.
Rogers (5-1) won his fourth straight start Monday night as the Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4. He became the sixth major league pitcher to win five games this season.Jason Giambi and Scott Spiezio each drove in two runs in support of Rogers, who gave up four runs and six hits in seven-plus innings.
WHITE SOX 6, ANGELS 5: Rookie Mag-glio Ordonez hit a tying homer in the seventh and pinch-hitter Ruben Sierra had a two-run double in the eighth as Chicago won at Anaheim.
Angels starter Allen Watson left with a 4-3 lead before Rich DeLucia (1-1) surrendered Ordonez's solo shot with two outs in the seventh. The White Sox took the lead in the eighth when Sierra hit a drive to the gap in right-center.
DIAMONDBACKS 4, METS 2 : Arizona broke a six-game losing streak, as David Dellucci hit a two-run double in the 11th.
The Mets lost for the seventh time in eight games. They also lost catcher Tim Spehr, who fractured his left wrist on a tag play at the plate in the 10th.
GIANTS 8, MARLINS 0: The smallest crowd in Florida's six-year history - 12,806 - saw Shawn Estes pitch a four-hitter for San Francisco.
The start of the game was delayed by rain for one hour, 25 minutes. When the rain returned in the seventh inning, fewer than 1,000 fans were left. The Marlins' previous low in attendance was 14,052 against Cincinnati on May 28, 1996.
ROCKIES 11, PHILLIES 2: Vinny Castilla homered for the third straight game, giving him a major league-leading 14th, and Colorado won at Veterans Stadium.
Castilla had three hits, and Ellis Burks also homered. Mike Lansing drove in four runs and Todd Helton drove in three for baseball's best hitting team.
REDS 4, EXPOS 1: Rookie Scott Winchester earned his first major league victory, giving up three hits in six innings.
Winchester (1-0) allowed an unearned run, walked none and struck out one. Cincinnati stopped Montreal's longest winning streak of the season at three.
BRAVES 4, DODGERS 2: On a team full of Cy Young winners, 23-year-old Kevin Millwood tied for the team lead in victories by pitching Atlanta past Los Angeles.
Millwood (4-1) matched Tom Glavine for wins, giving up four hits in eight innings.
Keith Lockhart hit a leadoff homer in the Braves eighth against Hideo Nomo, tying it at 2. Later in the inning, Javy Lopez hit a two-run single.
PADRES 13, BREWERS 5: Andy Sheets and Greg Vaughn homered and pitcher Sterling Hitchcock hit a pair of RBI singles as San Diego roughed up Jose Mercedes.
Mercedes (2-2) was tagged for 11 runs and 12 hits in only 3 1/3 innings. It was the worst outing by a Milwaukee pitcher since Bill Travers gave up 14 earned runs in 7 2/3 innings at Cleveland on Aug. 14, 1977.