1. (1) Oakland A’s (51-30) the A’s swept the Miami Marlins in their three-game series in Florida. The A’s have won four straight and they take on the hosting Detroit Tigers for a three-game series.
2. (3) Milwaukee Brewers (51-33) “the Brew Crew” took three out of four in the series against the Colorado Rockies. Ryan Braun went 7-15 (.466) and 5 RBIs against the Rockies. Brewers start a two-game series at Toronto on Tuesday.
3. (2) Detroit Tigers (44-34) the Tigers lost two of three from the hosting Houston Astros. The Tigers’ Austin Jackson was 0-for-8 against the Astros. The Tigers hosts Oakland A’s in a three-game series.
4. (8) Cincinnati Reds (43-38) the Reds swept the hosting San Francisco Giants in the four-game series. First time since ’72. The Reds starting pitching staff gave up only four runs in 32.1 innings (1.12 ERA) of work. The Reds visit San Diego for a three-game series.
5. (7) L.A. Dodgers (47-37) the Dodgers took three out of four from the St. Louis Cardinals and are tied with the San Francisco (46-36) for the NL West Division lead. Great starting pitching from Josh Beckett, Hyun-jin Ryu, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers host a three-game series with the Cleveland Indians.
6. (6) L.A. Angels (45-35) the Angels lost the series against hosting Kansas City Royals 2-1. Albert Pujols was only 3-for-12 with three RBIs. The Angeles begin a three-game road series against the Chicago White Sox.
7. (4) San Francisco Giants (46-36) the Giants were swept by the Cincinnati Reds and they are now tied for first place in the NL West Division with the L.A. Dodgers. The Giants bat went silent against the Reds, only scoring four runs and was just 21-for-130 (.162) and 2-21 with runners in scoring position. The Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals in a three-game series starting Tuesday.
8. (UR) Kansas City Royals (42-39) the Royals took two of three from the visiting L.A. Angels. The Royals went 3-3 against the two LA teams last week. Lorenzo Cain went 11-for-27 (.407) with one home run and five RBIs against the Dodgers and Angels. The Royals are at Minnesota for a three-game series.
9. (5) Toronto Blue Jays (45-39) the Blue Jays leads the league in homers with 108, but they lost their last three games against the Chicago White Sox in a four-game series. The White Sox clubbed four homers off of knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey in their 5-4 victory on Saturday’s game. The Blue Jays hit three in that game. The Blue Jays start a two-game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers, starting Tuesday.
10. (UR) Atlanta Braves (44-38) the Braves swept the Philadelphia Phillies in their four-game series at Philly. The Braves, who have won six-of-seven has claimed first-place in the NL East. The Braves are third in NL in ERA with 3.26 and are fourth from the bottom in batting average with .241. The Braves host the NY Mets for a three-game series.