Billy Hamilton

The Times' MLB rankings

The Times' MLB rankings

Last week's ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday's games: 1. DODGERS: The Dodgers are 6-5 with Yasiel Puig and 17-7 without him. (2) 2. ST. LOUIS: Recipe for success: four of five starters are homegrown. (1) 3. DETROIT: Miguel Cabrera has averaged 35 home runs per season, and now has 400 in his career. (4) 4. CHICAGO CUBS: Kris Bryant has 24 RBIs in his first 27 big league games. (10) 5. KANSAS CITY: The Royals have more two-out runs than any other team in the major leagues. (6) 6. HOUSTON: The Astros lead the league in an unusual trio: home runs, strikeouts and stolen bases. (5) 7. WASHINGTON: Bryce Harper has blasted eight home runs in his last nine...