1. Rangers (1): How good of a team do you have to be to beat the Tigers when Miguel Cabrera hits three home runs? Texas did that after putting Ian Kinsler on the DL on Sunday. Alexi Ogando is another recent addition to the DL.
2. Cardinals (2): Baseball's best starting pitching and four regulars with an .800-plus OPS compensate for David Freese's troubling start.
4. Tigers (4): With Justin Verlander losing to Yu Darvish, the Tigers won only one of four games at Texas over the weekend. Max Scherzer and Verlander will try to get them back on course in Cleveland.
5. Red Sox (13): John Lackey has allowed one earned run or none in three of six starts since coming off the disabled list.
6. Indians (11): For all the headlines about Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn, the one-year, $6 million deal with Mark Reynolds has been the deal with more impact. Justin Masterson is turning into a true ace, and Zach McAllister is quietly becoming a trusted sidekick.
7. Braves (7): Back home after playing 26 of the first 40 games on the road, they swept the Dodgers. But the season-ending injuries to Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty leave rookie Luis Avilan as the only lefty in the bullpen.
10. Rays (10): They're scoring more runs in May (6.2 per game) than anyone.
11. Giants (3): The last time around the rotation, Ryan Vogelsong, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito were hammered for 34 runs in 232/3 innings. That raised the vaunted group's season ERA to 4.87, which ranks ahead of only the Brewers among NL teams. Vogelsong is the biggest question mark. He just can't figure himself out.
12. Nationals (8): Above .500 only on the strength of a 7-2 start. Hitting .222 in May, which is becoming a serious concern.
14. Rockies (15): Very impressive in coming back from a tough loss Thursday to take three out of four from the Giants. The rotation has a 4.38 ERA, which ranks 11th in the NL.
15. Orioles (6): Picked a bad week to have a bad week with so many other strong teams playing solidly. The troubling sign is they are only 9-5 since April 24 when they score five-plus runs, with 12-10 and 10-6 losses to the Rays over the weekend. Where did the efficiency go?