Kevin Baxter

The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

1. DETROIT: Tigers win six of their last seven behind Miguel Cabrera, who hits .370 over that span. (5)

2. MILWAUKEE: Francisco Rodriguez (14 saves in 30 games) is two weeks ahead of pace he set in 62-save season in 2008. (1)

3. SAN FRANCISCO: Giant pitchers’ batting average (.200) better than All-Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s .180. (8)

4. COLORADO: Arenado hitting .364 during 22-game hits streak. Two teammates have higher season averages. (7)

5. OAKLAND: A’s lose another starter to Tommy John surgery with A.J. Griffin joining Jarrod Parker on the sidelines. (3)

6. ATLANTA: Ten Brave pitchers have allowed fewer earned runs than Uggla...