Nine to Know: Monday Grand Standings

  1. Seventeen of the 30 MLB teams are playing .500 or better. Four teams in the AL East, four teams in the AL Central, one in the AL West, two in NL East, and three in the NL Central and NL West.

  2. The Nationals are 15-17 in National League play and 5-0 in interleague play.

  3. Tale of two cities: It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times – The Chicago White Sox are 15-20 and the Cubs are 15-22 while the Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-21 and the Angels are 14-23.

  4. Both Texas and Oakland are 14-5 against their AL West division-mates. The Rangers are 10-8 against everyone else while the A’s are 5-15.

  5. The Giants are 15-6 against their NL West mates while the Dodgers are 5-16.

  6. As the Bruins and the Maple Leafs prepare for Game 7, the Red Sox and Blue Jays have already faced each nine times this season; the Sox lead the series 5-4.

  7. After 34 games in 2011, the Twins were 12-22. In the 2012, the Twins were 10-24. Minnesota is 17-17 this season.

  8. The Twins are consistent: they are 17-17 on the season, 5-5 in their last 10, 10-10 in their last 20 and 15-15 in their last 30.

  9. At 10-28, the Astros are off to their worst 38-game start, breaking their 12-26 mark from 1967 and 1975.  The 1962 New York Mets were 12-26, leaving the Astros two back in their race to ultimate ineptitude.

Teams .500 and above

Rk Tm W L W-L%
1 TEX 24 13 .649
2 STL 23 13 .639
3 NYY 23 13 .639
4 SFG 23 15 .605
5 BAL 23 15 .605
6 CIN 22 16 .579
7 BOS 22 16 .579
8 CLE 20 15 .571
9 ATL 21 16 .568
10 DET 20 15 .571
11 PIT 21 16 .568
12 ARI 21 17 .553
13 WSN 20 17 .541
14 COL 20 17 .541
15 KCR 18 16 .529
16 TBR 19 18 .514
17 MIN 17 17 .500
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/13/2013.