Carlos Gomez, Khris Davis, Elian Herrera

Milwaukee Brewers teammates (from left to right) Khris Davis, Carlos Gomez and Elian Herrera celebrate a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. (Mike McGinnis / Getty Images / April 26, 2014)

Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:

1. MILWAUKEE: Brewers haven’t won 17 of first 23 games since 1987. They also lead MLB with 15 sacrifice bunts. (1)

2. ATLANTA: Braves (2.19 team ERA) have held opponents to two or fewer runs 14 times in 22 games. (3)

3. OAKLAND: A’s rotation (AL-best 2.67 ERA) has 18 quality starts in 23 games. (2)

4. TEXAS: Among AL teams Rangers have the second-most wins (14) and the most players (11) on the disabled list. (4)

5. DETROIT: Victor Martinez has more homers (three) than strikeouts (MLB-low two) in 74 at-bats. (14)

6. N.Y. YANKEES: They lost as many starting pitchers — one for 10 days, one for the year — as they lost games last week. (7)

7. COLORADO: LaTroy Hawkins, the oldest pitcher in the majors, has seven saves and a 2.89 ERA in 10 games. (15)

8. SAN FRANCISCO: Nearly a third of the Giants’ wins have gone to Jean Machi, who leads MLB relievers with four. (8)

9. N.Y. METS: Pitching (5-1, 1.83 ERA in the last week) lifts streaking Mets to second in NL East. (17)

10. ST. LOUIS: Think they miss Carlos Beltran? Cardinals’ right fielders are hitting an MLB-worst .133/.194/.189. (5)

11. DODGERS: Behind Brian Wilson (0-2, 15.75), bullpen leads MLB with 8 losses; has blown four of 12 save chances. (6)

12. ANGELS: Pujols shares MLB lead with 9 HRs in 22 games. He didn’t hit his ninth home run last year until June 4. (13)

13. WASHINGTON: Closer Rafael Soriano has not allowed a run and has given up one extra-base hit in 9 games. (11)

14. CINCINNATI: Opponents hitting .172 against Alfredo Simon, who has allowed more than one run once in four starts. (19)

15. BALTIMORE: Orioles hitting .271, third-best in AL, but opponents are hitting an MLB-high .282 against them. (10)

16. KANSAS CITY: Royals have as many homers as a team (9) as Albert Pujols has by himself. (12)

17. CHICAGO WHITE SOX: Abreu shares MLB lead in HR, RBIs; Viciedo, Ramirez among top seven in average. (22)

18. TORONTO: Jose Bautista has more walks (MLB-high 27) than hits (21) in 103 plate appearances, for a .466 OBP. (9)

19. BOSTON: Relievers Capuano, Tazawa and Uehara have yet to allow a run, striking out 38, in 32 innings combined. (26)