Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 5/29/12
By Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow FOXSportsMidwest.com 1 Dodgers 32-16 1 Chris Capuano has more consecutive quality starts (8) than runs he has allowed at Dodger Stadium (5) this season. 2 Rangers 31-18 1 Nelson Cruz starting to figure it out at the dish. The right fielder hit home runs in consecutive games last week, including one in his eight-RBI night against the Jays. 3 Orioles 29-20 -2 It was a rough week for the Os, losing two of three to both the Red Sox and Royals. 4 Rays 29-20 1 The Red Sox and Rays exchanged words, but Joe Maddons club had the last laugh, taking two of three in Fenway. 5 Nationals 29-19 1 Bryce Harper went 5 for 11 and smashed two homers to help the Nationals sweep the Braves. The kid is figuring out this big league stuff. 6 Indians 27-21 2 The Indians took care of the Tigers only to run into the red-hot White Sox. 7 Mets 27-22 2 R.A. Dickey struck out 10 on Sunday against the Padres, giving him back-to-back double-digit strikeouts for the first time in his career. 8 Marlins 27-22 2 The Marlins put together the best month of May in the history of the franchise. 9 Yankees 26-22 2 Dont look now, but the Yankees are coming. After taking care of the Royals and As, the Yanks open the week against Albert Pujols and the Angels. 10 Reds 27-21 3 Cincinnati is hot. Their bats are even hotter. The Reds belted 17 homers during a 6-1 home stand that included a four-game sweep of the Braves. 11 Cardinals 27-22 1 Injuries have forced young players to fill holes for the defending World Series champs, but its old veterans Rafael Furcal and Carlos Beltran who have carried the bulk of the load for the Redbirds. 12 Braves 26-24 -8 What a difference a week can make in the majors. It appears the injuries have finally caught up with Atlanta. 13 Blue Jays 25-24 -6 Joey Bats heats up and the Blue Jays suffer their longest skid of the season. Go figure. 14 White Sox 27-22 Dayan Viciedo is earning his nickname The Tank. The Cuban slugger is one of several White Sox who have caught fire on offense. 15 Phillies 26-24 Roy Halladay allowed four or more runs in three of six starts in May, and shoulder problems pulled him out of his last start in St. Louis. 16 Giants 26-23 Melky Cabrera is raking for the Giants, tallying three four-hit days in a 15-game span. 17 Red Sox 24-24 Not many teams at the beginning of the year would be happy to face the Tigers, but after playing the Os and Rays, it is likely the Red Sox are welcoming it. 18 Angels 25-25 2 We waited quite some time to say this, but Albert Pujols is playing like, well, Albert Pujols, and the Angels are winning. 19 Tigers 23-25 -1 The Tigers lost their most consistent hitter last week when Austin Jackson was placed on the 15-day DL with an abdominal strain. Its time for Miggy and Prince to carry the load. 20 Pirates 24-24 1 The Pirates offense finally did it. Pedro Alvarez's three-run home run on Sunday was the team's first all year with more than one runner on base. It only took 47 games. 21 Diamondbacks 22-27 1 Arizona took care of the catching position for the next five seasons, locking up Miguel Montero for a cool 60 million. 22 Astros 22-27 2 J.A. Happ became the first Houston hurler this season to record double-digit strikeouts. More impressive: nine of those 10 strikeouts came with runners in scoring position. 23 Athletics 22-27 -4 Josh Reddick is quietly putting together a good season for the As. The outfielder has already hit more home runs this season (13 through Sunday) than his first three seasons combined (10). 24 Mariners 21-30 -1 Eric Wedge announced that Brandon League has lost his job as the Ms closer, for now. The same thing happened to the hard-throwing righty last May, for only a week. 25 Brewers 20-28 Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan is the only regular player who was on an Opening Day roster and hasnt spent time on the disabled list without an RBI. So it goes for the Brew Crew. 26 Royals 19-28 2 Jeff Francoeur has caught fire. Frenchy hit .440 last week and smacked four home runs as the Royals continue to climb their way back from a terrible start. 27 Padres 17-33 -1 The Padres somehow managed 26 consecutive innings without a run at Citi Field. But on the bright side, Carlos Quentin is back! 28 Twins 16-32 -1 Justin Morneau had just six hits last week. Four of those, however, were round-trippers for the last-place Twins. 29 Rockies 19-29 The Rockies hit five home runs in a game against the Reds and lost. Its been that kind of season for Colorado. 30 Cubs 16-32 The Cubs have endured their worst losing streak since 1997, when they finished 68-94. GM Theo Epstein never said it was going to be easy.
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