George Steinbrenner

The Times' MLB rankings

The Times' MLB rankings

Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday: 1. KANSAS CITY: The Royals gave up one run in a four-game stretch, and they weren't even playing the Dodgers. (5) 2. WASHINGTON: The Nationals haven't been shut out three times all season. (7) 3. ST. LOUIS: The Cardinals had their own record chase going, 23 scoreless innings before breaking through Saturday. (2) 4. SAN FRANCISCO: Seven-game winning streak has Giants rising faster than San Francisco apartment prices. (16) 5. DETROIT: James McCann has two home runs in his career. One was a walk-off against Houston on Thursday. (3) 6. HOUSTON: Dallas Keuchel's 6-0 record is the team's best...