The Times' baseball rankings

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The Detroit Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the MLB by The Times
The Angels are rankedNo. 13 in the MLB by The Times.
The Dodgers are ranked No. 15 in the MLB by The Times.

Last week's rankings in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:

1. DETROIT: Tigers start May off by winning 6 of 8 as Martinez, Cabrera combine to hit .338 with 5 HRs, 16 RBIs (1)

2. SAN FRANCISCO: Giants lose top power threat Brandon Belt for at least six weeks with a broken thumb. (3)

3. BALTIMORE: Orioles dodge a knife when Wieters, hitting a team-high .323, avoids season-ending surgery (8)

4. MILWAUKEE: Brewers have lost 8 of 12 since Ryan Braun went on the disabled list (2)

5. COLORADO: Tulowitzki hitting .608/.677/1.098 at home, .242/.366/.515 on the road. (4)

6. MIAMI: Mighty Marlins have spent eight days in first place this season, more than last four years combined (16)

7. OAKLAND: A's have won 11 of 14 games started by Kazmir and Gray. They're 10-12 when anyone else pitches. (5)

8. N.Y. YANKEES: Tanaka (5-0, 2.57) hasn't lost a regular-season game here or in Japan since August 2012. (9)

9. ATLANTA: Braves dropped six of eight to start May, batting .224 and averaging 2 runs a game. (6)

10. WASHINGTON: Rafael Soriano one of only two closers in MLB who has yet to allow a run. (7)

11. TEXAS: Beltre joins A-Rod, Darrell Evans, Reggie Jackson, Jim Thome as only players with 100-plus HRs for 3 teams. (11)

12. SEATTLE: Iwakuma goes 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 0.75 WHIP in 2 starts since coming off the DL (24)

13. ANGELS: Left fielders not named Hamilton batting just .200 in 27 games (14)

14. CHICAGO WHITE SOX: They lead the league in runs scored — and runs allowed (18)

15. DODGERS: They've gone 7-1 vs. Diamondbacks, 12-17 vs. rest of MLB. They've won 2 of 10 series not involving Arizona (10)

16. ST. LOUIS: Adam Wainwright (6-2, 2.02) has gone at least seven innings and allowed no runs in 4 of 8 starts (13)

17. TORONTO: Erstwhile closer Sergio Santos (9.00 ERA) has given up more runs (12) than he has saves (5) (21)

18. KANSAS CITY: Royals relievers, who led AL with 2.55 ERA last year, are at 3.91 with seven losses (15)

19. CLEVELAND: Indians have a baseball-best 2.10 ERA in May (27)

20. CINCINNATI: Chapman rejoins a bullpen with an MLB-low 74.2 innings and 8 losses, third-most in the league (20)

21. BOSTON: John Lackey (4-2) is only member of the rotation with a winning record (22)

22. N.Y. METS: Team ERA jumps more than 11/2 runs a game, to NL-high 4.93, as team loses 7 of 8 to start May (12)

23. PHILADELPHIA: Cole Hamels is 0-3, 6.37 in last five starts dating to September (17)

24. MINNESOTA: Patient Twins hitters have seen more pitches than any other team, averaging 167 a game (25)

25. PITTSBURGH: Pirates shortstops hitting an MLB-low .180/.227/.230 (26)

26. TAMPA BAY: Price's career-high 4.53 ERA is lowest among Rays' regular starters (19)

27. SAN DIEGO: Padres have three relievers with at least 15 appearances and ERAs of 0.60 or better. (23)

28.CHICAGO CUBS: Only the Mets have fewer extra-base hits (78) than the punchless Cubs (28)

29. ARIZONA: Brandon McCarthy (1-6, 5.66) is tied for major league lead in losses and has the NL's worst ERA (30)

30. HOUSTON: Opponents hitting .295 against Astros bullpen, which has MLB-worst 6.14 ERA (29)

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