Brandon Phillips
The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games. 1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last 10 games. (1) 2. DETROIT: Two days after scoring 14 runs against the Dodgers, the Tigers scored 16 runs to rout Kansas City. (2) 3. WASHINGTON: Nationals surge into contention with Atlanta for NL East lead after winning six of last 10 games. (8) 4. ANGELS: Pitcher C.J. Wilson goes on disabled list but Angels have won eight of last 10 games to keep pressure on Oakland. (5) 5. DODGERS: Clayton Kershaw wins eighth consecutive...