(Through Friday night’s games, last week in parentheses)
1. San Francisco Giants. Have gone 36-15 since early May, and lead MLB with 28-16 road mark. (3)
2. Chicago Cubs. As much as they wish, they can’t play the Reds every day. (1).
3. Texas Rangers. Sensational first half for Desmond in first AL season. (2)
4. Cleveland Indians. Kluber, Salazar will represent boffo rotation in San Diego. (4)
5. Washington Nationals. Top infield prospect Trea Turner called up from Syracuse, where he was tinkering with CF. (5)
6. Baltimore Orioles. Won 14-inning game in LA as teams split Dodger Stadium-record 36 Ks. (6)
7. Toronto Blue Jays. Donaldson takes a pass on Home Run Derby, like more top guys probably should. (14)
8. New York Mets. Harvey gone, holding their breath on Syndergaard and Matz every start. (10)
9. Los Angeles Dodgers. Seager becomes ninth rookie in Home Run Derby. (7)
10. Boston Red Sox. Need help in rotation. Fast. (8)
11. Houston Astros. Altuve pushing .350 average, 1.000 OPS and has to be major MVP candidate. (9).
12. Detroit Tigers. 1-11 mark vs. Tribe is difference in AL Central race. (13)
13. St. Louis Cardinals. Hard to believe they’re just 19-26 at Busch. (16).
14. Kansas City Royals. Young to the pen after yielding MLB-worst 26 homers in 60 innings. (11)
15. Miami Marlins. Stanton toyed with Citi Field fences on back-to-back nights. (12)
16. Pittsburgh Pirates. Got back in wild-card hunt and above .500 with seven-game winning streak. (18)
17. Chicago White Sox. Sale joins ’50s star Billy Pierce as team’s only pitchers to get five straight All-Star nods. (17)
18. Seattle Mariners. Walkoff loss in KC is 10th straight defeat away from Safeco. (15)
19. New York Yankees. Won opener in Cleveland as replay review overturned safe call at first base for final out. (19)
20. Colorado Rockies. Despite big first half, Story only finishes third in NL Final All-Star Vote. (20)
21. Philadelphia Phillies. Morgan (1-7, 6.65) is mercifully sent back to Lehigh Valley. (21)
22. San Diego Padres. Petco Park and surrounding Gaslamp District will be terrific All-Star hosts. (24)
23. Milwaukee Brewers. Hill shipped to Red Sox in first trade for prospects, with more likely. (22)
24. Arizona Diamondbacks. Goldschmidt one of the few bright spots in dismal first half. (23)
25. Oakland Athletics. Crisp draws one-game suspension for bat flip that nearly struck ump Reyburn. (25)
26. Los Angeles Angels. Just awaiting the start of the selloff. (27)
27. Tampa Bay Rays. Seem doomed to last in the AL East for first time since 2007. (26)
28. Cincinnati Reds. Joined Cubs in wearing 1916 throwbacks to celebrate Wrigley’s 100th year. (28)
29. Minnesota Twins. Won two straight series, capped by Santana’s two-hit shutout of A’s. (30)
30. Atlanta Braves. Teheran a building block or a great trade chip? (29).