The Times’ Major League Baseball rankings

Wily Peralta
Milwaukee’s Wily Peralta hits a two-run double against the Cincinnati Reds during the Brewers’ 2-0 win Friday. The Brewers have fallen from No. 1 to No. 2 in this week’s MLB rankings.
(Al Behrman / Associated Press)

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 has made errors (7). (2)

7. WASHINGTON: Bryce Harper (.289/.352/.422) joins Zimmerman, Ramos and Fister on disabled list for sliding Nats. (13)

8. BALTIMORE: Orioles welcome Manny Machado back to lineup that ranks in the bottom half of AL in runs. (15)


9. N.Y. YANKEES: Career-worst 0-for-7 night Friday leaves Jeter hitting .125 in last seven days and .250 for the season. (6)

10. DODGERS: Injury problems continue to plague rotation, with Ryu joining Kershaw on the disabled list. (11)

11. TEXAS: Among AL teams, only the Royals have fewer home runs than punchless Rangers’ 16. (4)

12. N.Y. METS: Mets start May by giving up 17 runs in consecutive losses, something they didn’t do in all of April. (9)

13. ST. LOUIS: Among NL catchers, Yadier Molina has the lowest ERA (2.95) and highest batting average (.346). (10)

14. ANGELS: Wilson and Weaver are 4-1, with a 2.23 combined ERA the last three times through the rotation. (12)

15. KANSAS CITY: Moustakas hitting just .156 but nine of his 14 hits — five doubles, four homers — have gone for extra bases. (16)

16. MIAMI: Marlins have baseball’s best home record (13-4) and worst road record (2-10). (27)


17. PHILADELPHIA: Chase Utley, hitting .361, leads MLB second baseman in five offensive categories. (25)

18. CHICAGO WHITE SOX: Cuban defector Abreu sets rookie records for most HR (10), RBIs (32) by end of April. (17)

19. TAMPA BAY: Rays close April with six losses in seven games, giving up seven or more runs in six of them. (22)

20. CINCINNATI: Chapman hits 101 mph in rehab game, will soon replace Broxton (5 saves, no runs allowed) as closer. (14)

21. TORONTO: Jays have won five of Buehrle’s six starts, but have won only eight in 23 games started by anyone else. (18)

22. BOSTON: How much is Ellsbury missed? Leadoff hitters are batting .205/.297/.299 this year. Only Rays are worse. (19)

23. SAN DIEGO: Padres score as many runs (12) in 6 games last week as A’s do in 6 innings of Wednesday win over Texas. (20)

24. SEATTLE: Robinson Cano responds to boos by going 2 for 9 in his return to Bronx. He has just one HR on the season. (26)


25. MINNESOTA: Chris Colabello’s 27 RBIs in April breaks Kirby Puckett’s 20-year-old franchise record for month. (23)

26. PITTSBURGH: Rainouts bring early end to Pirates’ worst April since 2006. (21)

27. CLEVELAND: Indians’ infield hitting .229 combined, with nearly as many strikeouts (91) as its 97 hits. (24)

28. CHICAGO CUBS: Cubs won back-to-back games just once in Rick Renteria’s first month as manager. (28)

29. HOUSTON: McHugh, Feldman 4-1, 1.29 combined. Rest of staff 6-18, 5.39. What’s worse is Feldman’s now on the DL. (29)

30. ARIZONA: Starters have given up an MLB-worst 126 runs, nearly 2¿1/2¿ times what Tigers, Braves have allowed. (30)