1. Philadelphia Phillies (35-24; 1st NL East)
No reason for the Phillies to move out of the top spot. Their pitching continues to be rock solid while the return of Chase Utley has sparked their once dormant offense.
2. Texas Rangers (34-26; 1st AL West)
Texas is a major league best 8-2 over their last 10 games. The return of Hamilton and Cruz have ignited the Ranger bats; and Elvis Andrus continues show why he’s one of the best young shortstops in the game.
3. Milwaukee Brewers (33-26; 2nd NL Central)
The Brewers are 19-6 since May 9th, the best record in all of baseball. Three straight 1-run victories on the road versus Florida seem to have dismissed any worries of Milwaukee’s road woes.
4. St. Louis Cardinals (36-25; 1st NL Central)
Albert Pujols seems to be back on track, hitting back-to-back walk-off homers to sink the Cubs. A weekend series at Miller Park should help clear the fuzzy picture atop the NL Central.
5. New York Yankees (33-24; 1st AL East)
The Yanks have regained sole possession of 1st place in baseball’s toughest division thanks to wins in 8 of their last 11 games. Next up is a home series with the Red Sox, who trail New York by 1 game in the standings.
6. Boston Red Sox (33-26; 2nd AL East)
Adrian Gonzalez is hitting a blistering .339 to go along with 12 home runs and a major league leading 50 runs batted in.
7. Arizona Diamondbacks (33-27; 2nd NL West)
The D-backs continue to show pop in their lineup to go along with their surprising starting pitching.
8. Cleveland Indians (33-24; 1st AL Central)
The Tribe has cooled off a bit since their torrid start, but there’s no reason to believe that their 33 wins are an aberration.
9. San Francisco Giants (33-26; 1st NL West)
The defending World Champs may have lost their star catcher to injury, but their pitching is too solid for them to disappear just yet.
10. Florida Marlins (31-26; 2nd NL East)
Four straight loses have stymied the Fish, who have now dropped to 14-15 at Sun Life Stadium.
If the season ended today:
AL MVP: Adrian Gonzalez – 1B – BOS
NL MVP: Ryan Braun – LF – MIL
AL Cy Young: Alexi Ogando – SP – TEX
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay – SP – PHI