1. St. Louis Cardinals (1): Key to success not complicated: consistent seven-inning starts from most reliable rotation in baseball.
2. Houston Astros (3): Ill-conceived center field hill at Minute Maid Park will be remembered as Astros’ version of New Coke.
3. Minnesota Twins (7): Kelso High class of 2008 valedictorian Trevor May was near-perfect in dominant victory over Red Sox.
4. Los Angeles Dodgers (5): Joc Pederson’s 2014 MVP season in PCL looking like it was a sneak preview.
5. Kansas City Royals (2): Manager Ned Yost on MLB’s acknowledgment of botched replay review: “Yeah, they got a call wrong — admit it, apologize, move on. That’s what I do when I make a mistake.”
6. Pittsburgh Pirates (10): Deciding between shortstops Jordy Mercer and Jung Ho Kang poses appealing quandary for manager Clint Hurdle.
7. San Francisco Giants (6): After third visit in five years, it’s official: Giants have spent more time in White House than William Henry Harrison did.
8. New York Mets (9): Uncertain timetable of David Wright’s recovery from spinal-column ailment leaves Mets’ infield muddled.
9. Washington Nationals (4): Return of healthy Anthony Rendon, Nats’ best all-around player last season, like swinging a major trade without giving up anything.
10. New York Yankees (11): Bombers looked a lot more comfortable in Safeco Field last week than their opponents.
11. Tampa Bay Rays (14): Former M’s middle infielder Nick Franklin working on possible conversion to first base.
12. Los Angeles Angels (13): Albert Pujols on pace to hit 40 homers for first time since 2010.
13. Chicago Cubs (12): Double-A catcher Kyle Schwarber, last year’s first-round pick out of Indiana University, latest Cubs prospect on fast track to Show.
14. Texas Rangers (17): Josh Hamilton’s hamstring injury — he’ll be sidelined a month — likely related to minimal spring training.
15. Detroit Tigers (8): Anatomy of a slump: Feeble offense putting onus on starting pitchers to deliver gems.
16. Cleveland Indians (19): Jason Kipnis had 50 hits and scored 30 runs in May. Only others to do that? Ty Cobb and fellow Hall of Famer Al Simmons.
17. San Diego Padres (21): James Shields (7-0) has pitched five innings in 50 consecutive starts — longest active streak in MLB.
18. Atlanta Braves (15): During recent 10-game trip to West Coast, bullpen allowed 22 earned runs in 22 innings.
19. Chicago White Sox (24): Sox were able to tread water during sink-or-swim 11-game trip.
20. Baltimore Orioles (18): O’s hoping long-anticipated return of catcher Matt Wieters will jump-start dead-battery offense.
21: Toronto Blue Jays (23): Old pro Mark Buehrle working on first back-to-back complete games since 2004.
22. Colorado Rockies (25): Recent 11-game losing streak wasn’t a season-wrecker.
23: Cincinnati Reds (26): Victory over Phillies on Thursday was Reds’ first win on the road since May 9.
24. Arizona Diamondbacks (22): Trade of Mark Trumbo figures to mean more at-bats for rookie outfielder Yasmany Tomas.
25. Seattle Mariners (16): Acquiring a plodding, swing-and-miss power hitter wasn’t team’s most urgent priority, but the price was right for Trumbo.
26. Boston Red Sox (20): Sloppy defense and base running issues make for some ugly baseball.
27: Oakland A’s (30): Was white-flag talk premature? Over past 12 games entering weekend, A’s starters were 8-2, with a 1.35 ERA.
28. Miami Marlins (29): No better way to bond a dysfunctional team than a shush-up gesture by a visiting catcher.
29. Philadelphia Phillies (28): In order to unload Ryan Howard, Phils will have to eat most of the $51 million remaining on his contract.
30. Milwaukee Brewers (27): Here-today, gone-tomorrow debut start of minor league pitcher Tyler Cravy was a bright spot in a season with few of them.