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The Times' baseball rankings

The Times' baseball rankings
Milwaukee's Jean Segura urns the double play as Pittburgh's Pedro Alvarez slides into second base April 12 at Miller Park. (Mike McGinnis / Getty Images)

Statistics through Friday.

1.MILWAUKEE: Brewers have won 7 in a row thanks to baseball's best pitching staff (1.86 ERA, two shutouts)

2.WASHINGTON: Nationals have scored a league-high 27 runs from the seventh inning on.

3.DODGERS: Dodgers top MLB in errors (11), steals (13) – and Dee Gordon leads team in both (leads in hitting too).

4.SAN FRANCISCO: Giants belted a league-high 15 homers in their first 11 games.

5.SEATTLE: Opponents are hitting a baseball-low .188 against Mariner pitching.

6.DETROIT: Closer Joe Nathan has given up more earned runs (5) than all but one Tiger starter.

7.OAKLAND: Johnson out as closer after getting tagged for 7 runs in and 2 of A's 4 losses in first 3 1/3 innings.

8. PITTSBURGH: Four of Pirates' six wins have gone to the bullpen.

9.ATLANTA: Ex-Angel Ervin Santana gives up 3 hits in 7 shutout innings to beat Mets in his NL debut.

10.TAMPA BAY: Rotation already missing 17-game winner Matt Moore and former Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson.

11.ST. LOUIS: Starters Michael Wacha and Lance Lynn both have ERAs under 0.80 after two starts.

12.CHISOX: Team leads MLB in scoring yet three of first six wins have gone to left-hander Chris Sale.

13.TORONTO: Jays' bullpen leads majors with 5 saves, 4 of which have gone to Sergio Santos.

14.ANGELS: Pitchers have allowed an AL-worst 15 homers, 7 of which have come off relievers.

15.TEXAS: Rangers' Prince no popper; Fielder is hitting .150 with just two extra-base hits, both doubles.

16.CLEVELAND: Indians bullpen has 3 wins and 4 saves in league-high 38 2/3 innings.

17.KANSAS CITY: Royals have more wins (4) than home runs (1) through 9 games.

18.N.Y. YANKEES: Who needs A-Rod? Rookie third baseman Yangervis Solarte hitting .343 with team-high 7 RBIs

19.MIAMI: Rotation has as many victories (4) in 11 games as it did all of last April.

20.COLORADO: Rockies hitting .354 and scoring 7.5 runs a game at home; numbers fall to .277, 4.0 on the road.

21.BOSTON: Without Ellsbury, Red Sox have MLB-low 2 stolen bases in 5 tries.

22.BALTIMORE: Only Detroit has struck out fewer hitters than the 62 Baltimore pitchers have fanned.

23.PHILADELPHIA: Chase Utley (MLB-best .469) is hitting, Ryan Howard (.216, 13 strikeouts) is not.

24.CINCINNATI: Two of Reds' three wins have been shutouts. In the other they gave up just one run.

25.N.Y. METS: Six regulars – including David Wright and Curtis Granderson -- hitting less than .232.

26.CHI CUBS: Emilio Bonafacio is batting .435 but the rest of the Cubs are hitting just .218 combined.

27.SAN DIEGO: Padres, last in MLB in runs with 20, have scored more than 3 times in a game just 3 times.

28.ARIZONA: Mark Trumbo leads the NL in homers (5) and RBIs (13) but team has been outscored by 27 runs.

29.MINNESOTA: Eight pitchers have ERAs above 5.78.

30.HOUSTON: Astros last in MLB in hitting (.188) and on-base percentage (.258) but 1st in strikeouts (102).

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