The Tigers dealt for
Jose Iglesias at the deadline in preparation for
Jhonny Peralta’s suspension, putting them ahead of a couple other teams who also have suspended players.
5 Braves 68-45 +2
The Braves brought a 10-game winning streak into the new week, and Chris Johnson’s .346 batting average is tops in the National League.
6 Athletics 64-47 -1
The Athletics needed to hold off the
Rangers to maintain their big lead in the AL West but came up short, only winning one of three over the weekend to cut their lead to 2.5 games entering the week.
7 Cardinals 65-46 -6
The Cardinals finally snapped a seven-game losing streak last week after losing the division lead to the Pirates. But at just 1.5 games back in the division, St. Louis luckily doesn’t have too much ground to make up.
Kyle Seager has been hovering around a .300 batting average and has been leading Seattle’s lineup over the past month.
18 Angels 51-60 +1
The Angels fell victim to the Rangers' three-straight walk-off wins in Texas last week but did manage to take three of four back at home against the
19 Padres 52-60 +5
The Padres will need to make contingency plans for the absence of
Everth Cabrera, who had been leading the team in several offensive categories.
20 Phillies 50-61 -2
Losses are continuing to pile up for the Phillies, who didn’t make any moves at the trade deadline to start the rebuilding process.
21 Twins 48-61 +1
Aaron Hicks and Scott Diamond were sent to Triple-A last week after their continued struggles, giving top prospect
Oswaldo Arcia a chance to his showcase his skills on the major league level.
22 Rockies 52-61 -1
The Rockies looked like they would be the surprise team of the season earlier in the year, but that was before a disastrous July.
23 Giants 50-61
In last place in the division and 12 games behind the first-place Dodgers, the Giants aren’t looking like they will have to chance to defend their title in the playoffs.
24 Cubs 49-62 -4
The Cubs only came away with one win last week in eight games. Prospect Logan Watkins will get a chance to play in the majors after replacing injured infielder
25 Blue Jays 52-60
The Blue Jays took two of three from the AL West-leading Athletics but didn’t do well in LA. The Blue Jays still might have enough time to make some noise in the playoff races.
26 Mets 49-60
David Wright hit the disabled list for the Mets, which is sure to be a blow to an already struggling team.