Max Scherzer's 2.04 ERA, 209 ERA+ and 11.2 strikeouts per nine are all tops in the American League.
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No qualified starter in baseball has a better ERA than Johnny Cueto, who is at 1.43 through eight starts.
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Off the list: Jose Fernandez
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