(Through Thursday’s games. Last week’s rankings in parenthesis)
1. Chicago Cubs. Have won MLB record-tying 23 straight starts behind Arrieta. (1).
2. San Francisco Giants. Took control of NL West by winning 13 out of 14. (7)
3. Boston Red Sox. On night Bradley’s 29-game streak ends, Boggs gets long-overdue jersey retirement at Fenway. (5)
4. Seattle Mariners. Looking good so far in bid to end MLB’s longest playoff drought at 15 years. (8)
5. Washington Nationals. Harper snaps 11-game homer drought. (4)
6. New York Mets. Even with continuing Harvey drama, won series in Washington. (10)
7. Pittsburgh Pirates. Mets will be at PNC when Cup final returns for Game Five. (11)
8. Baltimore Orioles. Held to seven runs in three-game sweep at Houston (3)
9. Chicago White Sox. Sale hits first rough patch in loss to Indians. (2)
10. Cleveland Indians. Won three of four in Chicago to pull within a half-game of AL Central lead. (9)
11. Texas Rangers. After just 22 years in Globe Life, planning retractable roof park no later than 2021. (13)
12. Philadelphia Phillies. Start of slide? Went 2-4 vs. Braves and Tigers with Cubs and Nats on deck. (6)
13. Miami Marlins. Stanton’s ugly slump featuring alarming strikeout totals. (14)
14. Kansas City Royals. Disastrous collision with Gordon may shelve Moustakas for season with ACL tear. (15)
15. Los Angeles Dodgers. Callup of Urias, top Triple-A pitching prospect, has Valenzuela overtones. (16)
16. St. Louis Cardinals. Blues fans must be wondering what happened to once-strong rotation. (12).
17. Detroit Tigers. Team Average: Entered weekend 12-11 at home, 11-12 on the road. (19)
18. Toronto Blue Jays. With big names struggling, Saunders has been lineup’s most consistent bat. (21)
19. New York Yankees. Got back to .500, then dropped two straight to Jays. (24)
20. Colorado Rockies. In midst of brutal slate with nine straight against Pirates, Red Sox, Giants. (18)
21. Tampa Bay Rays. Slipped into last place in AL East, where they figure to spend the summer. (17)
22. Los Angeles Angels. Trout at .344 in May with hits in 13 of last 14 games. (20)
23. Milwaukee Brewers. Swept Braves after enduring sweep by Mets. (25)
24. Arizona Diamondbacks. At 1-6, 7.09 in 10 starts, Miller trade rates as a disaster. (23)
25. Oakland Athletics. Ex-Bison Graveman just 1-6, 5.36 in nine starts. (22)
26. Houston Astros. K machines vs Orioles: First team in history with 15+ strikeouts in three straight games. (27).
27. San Diego Padres. Upton’s two walkoff homers among rare highlights for a last-place club. (26)
28. Cincinnati Reds. A 10-game losing streak and 3-17 road record marks demise of once-proud franchise. (28)
29. Minnesota Twins. Odd chirping from bench during Blue Jays series for a team 20+ games under .500. (29)
30. Atlanta Braves. That 2-20 home record entering the weekend looks like a typo. It isn’t. (30).