1. Chicago Cubs (1, last week): Three-run rallies in the bottom of the ninth are once-a-year rarities, but Cubs had two of them last week.
2. Washington Nationals (2): No telling how tough Nats will be should Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Ben Revere break out of extended slumps.
3. Texas Rangers (6): Additions of Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran give Rangers look of murderer’s row lineup.
4. Cleveland Indians (5): Terry Francona called on closer Andrew Miller for a sixth-inning, stop-the-bleeding effort against Twins. It worked.
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5. San Francisco Giants (3): Acquisition of Rays starter Matt Moore forcing Jake Peavy to bullpen.
6. Baltimore Orioles (4): Made Wiley, er, Wade Miley, showed moxie in Baltimore debut, but O’s will need more.
7. Toronto Blue Jays (8): J.A. Happ, a back-of-the-rotation mediocrity with the 2015 Mariners, owns 15-3 record.
8. Los Angeles Dodgers (7): Despite five starters on disabled list, Dodgers remain in thick of NL West race.
9. Detroit Tigers (13): Eight-game winning streak was snapped Thursday, but Tigers have teeth for another one.
10. Boston Red Sox (9): One of these decades, Red Sox will regard themselves as the visiting team at Safeco Field.
11. St. Louis Cardinals (11): Cards not getting enough from their starting rotation, a traditional team strength.
12. Miami Marlins (12): Fernando Rodney, who had 0.38 ERA when Marlins picked him up on June 30, is resembling same embattled reliever he was last season in Seattle.
13. Houston Astros (10): While dropping five of six last week, Astros struck out 53 times in 51 innings.
14. New York Mets (14): With Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright and Lucas Duda ailing, it’s the Jay Bruce Show, starring Jay Bruce.
15. Seattle Mariners (17): Although Tigers starter Michael Fullmer is the front-runner, M’s closer Edwin Diaz will pick up AL Rookie of Year votes.
16. New York Yankees (16): Mark Teixeira, with a $23.25 million salary and a -0.3 WAR score, is captain of the All-Overpaid team.
17. Colorado Rockies (18): Wild-card hopes took hit with news of Trevor Story’s torn thumb ligament.
18. Pittsburgh Pirates (15): Ryan Vogelsong on motivation to return from DL and resume starting role: “This is all I know. ... It’s kind of scary when you think about it.”
19. Chicago White Sox (19): Six runs on Thursday were most Sox have given starter Jose Quintana all season.
20. Kansas City Royals (20): Royals stay still at trade deadline with idea of bringing back core vets for last hurrah in 2017.
21. Philadelphia Phillies (22): Maikel Franco, 23, latest in line of power-hitting Phils third basemen that includes Dick Allen, Mike Schmidt and Scott Rolen.
22. Los Angeles Angels (23): Angels, one of two organizations without a player on MLB Pipeline list of top 100 prospects, relieved scouting director Ric Wilson of his duties last week.
23. Milwaukee Brewers (24): General manager David Stearns, who helped with the Astros’ rebuild, stockpiling best collection of talent in minor leagues.
24. Oakland Athletics (21): A’s went all in on young pitchers with trade of Rich Hill and Josh Reddick to Dodgers.
25. San Diego Padres (25): Second baseman Ryan Schimpf only fourth San Diego player to earn NL Rookie of the Month honors. The others: Xavier Nady (2003), Khalil Greene (2004) and Josh Barfield (2006).
26. Cincinnati Reds (28): Reds’ haul from Mets in exchange for league RBI leader Jay Bruce was underwhelming.
27. Tampa Bay Rays (27): Former M’s shortstop Brad Miller on Rays’ plans to move him to either first base or the outfield: “A punch in the gut.”
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (26): D-Backs season has been a train wreck, but not in same league as 2004 club that lost 111 games.
29. Minnesota Twins (29): Twins opened series against Cleveland by scoring 10 runs in three consecutive games.
30. Atlanta Braves (30): Rob Whalen allowed four first-inning runs in his MLB debut, then settled down to beat Pirates.