Taylor Jungmann

The Times' MLB rankings

The Times' MLB rankings

Ranking the MLB teams from 1 to 30. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:

1. ST. LOUIS: Randal Grichuk, with an injured elbow, has been playing center field while prohibited from throwing. (1)

2. TORONTO: The Blue Jays are pulling away in the division, but will hold their breaths with Troy Tulowitzki injured. (3)

3. PITTSBURGH: For the return of A.J. Burnett, Pittsburgh plastered the bat signal all over downtown buildings. (4)

4. KANSAS CITY: Johnny Cueto is 2-5 with a 4.86 earned-run average since being traded to the Royals. (2)

5. DODGERS: The Dodgers must decide what they value more: rest, or home-field advantage in the...