Baseball Shots Of The Week – May 27, 2014

San Francisco Giants (32-18)
San Francisco Giants (32-18)
The Giants are a ridiculous 6-1 in extra innings. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)<br><br>Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said that pitcher Matt Cain is "doing a lot better" and "close" to returning to the mound.
2. Detroit Tigers (28-18)
2. Detroit Tigers (28-18)
The Tigers entered the weekend with the largest divisional lead in baseball. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)<br><br>Miguel Cabrera left Sunday's game with a cramp in his right hamstring.
3. Oakland Athletics (30-20)
3. Oakland Athletics (30-20)
If the A's rotation holds up, this might be their year. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)<br><br>A's third baseman Josh Donaldson leads the voting at his position in balloting this time around.
4. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (28-21)
4. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (28-21)
The Angels have steamrolled sub-.500 teams. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)<br><br>Mike Trout had compiled 764,007 votes, topping the 675,290 of second-place Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista.
5. Milwaukee Brewers (30-21)
5. Milwaukee Brewers (30-21)
Wily Peralta continues to be a pleasant surprise. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)<br><br>Utility player Irving Falu joined the team on Monday and said he was ready to play wherever the team needed him.
6. St. Louis Cardinals (28-22)
6. St. Louis Cardinals (28-22)
Matt Holliday is off to a slow start by his lofty standards. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)<br><br>Adam Wainwright was named the National League Co-Players of the Week on Tuesday, along with Josh Beckett.
7. Atlanta Braves (28-21)
7. Atlanta Braves (28-21)
No team has been better in one-run games than the Braves. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)<br><br>Former Braves catcher Javy Lopez, was inducted into the Braves' Hall of Fame last week.
8. New York Yankees (26-23)
8. New York Yankees (26-23)
Brian McCann should get going soon. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)<br><br>Mark Teixeira was a late scratch on Monday, and he sat for a second day on Tuesday from stiffness in his right wrist.
9. Toronto Blue Jays (29-22)
9. Toronto Blue Jays (29-22)
Liam Hendriks is not who Blue Jays fans want to see in the rotation. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)<br><br>Edwin Encarnacion tied a franchise record for the most home runs by a Blue Jays player during any month.
10. Los Angeles Dodgers (27-24)
10. Los Angeles Dodgers (27-24)
Josh Beckett's no-hitter is the first of the season. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)<br><br>Josh Beckett was named the National League Co-Players of the Week along with Adam Wainwright.
11. Colorado Rockies (27-23)
11. Colorado Rockies (27-23)
Colorado has came back to Earth after a quick start. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)<br><br>Rockies placed third baseman Nolan Arenado on the disabled list on Saturday and recalled Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
12. Baltimore Orioles (25-23)
12. Baltimore Orioles (25-23)
Nelson Cruz has been a revelation for the O's. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)<br><br>Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, leads all AL catchers in the All-Star vote count.
13. Miami Marlins (26-25)
13. Miami Marlins (26-25)
Miami entered the weekend with the league's best home record and worst road record. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)<br><br>Carter Capps was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a right elbow sprain.
14. Minnesota Twins (23-24)
14. Minnesota Twins (23-24)
Phil Hughes is having a nice run. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)<br><br>Aaron Hicks told his manager he's giving up switch-hitting and will only bat right-handed moving forward.
15. Kansas City Royals (24-25)
15. Kansas City Royals (24-25)
Kansas City just hasn't won its share of one-run games yet. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)<br><br>Omar Infante was reinstated from the disabled list and was in the Royals' lineup for Monday night's game against the Astros.
16. Washington Nationals (25-25)
16. Washington Nationals (25-25)
The Gio Gonzalez news is obviously no good. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)<br><br>Ryan Zimmerman has been cleared to resume baseball activities.
17. Texas Rangers (25-25)
17. Texas Rangers (25-25)
The Rangers just can't catch a break this season. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) <br><br>Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish underwent an MRI for his stiff neck and the results showed nothing found that was out of the ordinary.
18. Chicago White Sox (25-27)
18. Chicago White Sox (25-27)
Chris Sale is back, and still good. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) <br><br>White Sox rallied on Adam Dunn's two-run walk-off homer in the ninth, for a 6-5 win over the Yankees.
19. Tampa Bay Rays (23-28)
19. Tampa Bay Rays (23-28)
The Rays hope back-to-back-to-back walkoff wins gets their season going. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)<br><br>Brandon Guyer landed him on the 15-day disabled list with a fratured left thumb.
20. Cincinnati Reds (22-26)
20. Cincinnati Reds (22-26)
Cincy's offense is going to be ugly without Joey Votto. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)<br><br>Reds agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol.
21. Pittsburgh Pirates (22-27)
21. Pittsburgh Pirates (22-27)
We're getting closer to Gregory Polanco time. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)<br><br>Charlie Morton earned his first victory of the season and Jason Grilli converted the save in his first appearance since coming off the disabled list.
22. Cleveland Indians (24-27)
22. Cleveland Indians (24-27)
Carlos Santana hasn't started hitting yet, but the Indians could use it. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)<br><br>Nick Swisher was placed on the 15-day disabled list and Carlos Santana was placed on the concussion list.
23. Seattle Mariners (24-25)
23. Seattle Mariners (24-25)
Roenis Elias continues a fine rookie season. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)<br><br>Rookie center fielder James Jones saw his 14-game hitting streak snapped Sunday.
24. New York Mets (22-27)
24. New York Mets (22-27)
Curtis Granderson is having a much better May. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)<br><br>Noah Syndergaard has no structural damage in his right arm, and he should be able to return to the mound soon.
25. Boston Red Sox (20-29)
25. Boston Red Sox (20-29)
Boston hasn't played well against teams above .500. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)<br><br>Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was the leading vote-getter at designated hitter when the first round of All-Star balloting was announced.
26. San Diego Padres (23-28)
26. San Diego Padres (23-28)
Nice to see Tim Stauffer make a start after spending the year in the bullpen. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)<br><br>Padres designated pitchers Billy Buckner and Blaine Boyer for assignment.
27. Philadelphia Phillies (21-26)
27. Philadelphia Phillies (21-26)
The Phillies continue their slide. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)<br><br>Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg removed both Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown from the lineup in favor of two right-handed bats.
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (20-32)
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (20-32)
A.J. Pollock is having a sneaky good season. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)<br><br>J.J. Putz is close to having his first bullpen session since going on the 15-day disabled list on May 17 with tightness in his right forearm.
29. Chicago Cubs (18-30)
29. Chicago Cubs (18-30)
Edwin Jackson with a miserable start versus the Padres, of all teams. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)<br><br>Jeff Samardzija struck out 10 Giants hitters and the Cubs won 8-4, ending Samardzija's personal 16-game winless streak.
30. Houston Astros (19-32)
30. Houston Astros (19-32)
George Springer has played better lately. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)<br><br>Dallas Keuchel was named the American League Player of the Week on Tuesday, and he's the first Astros player to snare league-wide honors since 2008.
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