MLB Power Rankings: Boys of Summer

MLB Power Rankings for May 30-June 5th 2015

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1) St. Louis Cardinals (36-18): Last Week’s Ranking: 1
It’s business as usual for baseball’s best team as the Cardinals have won eight of their last ten including three in a row.

2) Houston Astros (34-21): Last Week’s Ranking: 2

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The first place Astros continue to shock the baseball world as they maintain a five and a half game lead in the AL West.

3) Minnesota Twins (32-21): Last Week’s Ranking: 3

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Like Houston, Minnesota continues to defy expectations by leading their respective division.

4) Los Angeles Dodgers (31-23): Last Week’s Ranking: 4
Losing three of their last four, things won’t get any easier for Los Angeles as they conclude this week with three more games against first place St. Louis.

5) Kansas City Royals (30-21): Last Week’s Ranking: 5
The Royals struggle to find any consistency with only three wins in their last ten games.

6) Pittsburgh Pirates (29-24): Last Week’s Ranking: 10

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Riding the momentum of a three game sweep of defending champion San Francisco, the Pirates continue to climb up the MLB power rankings.

7) New York Mets (30-25): Last Week’s Ranking: 9
The Amazins’ regain a momentary half game lead of the NL East division.

8) San Francisco Giants (30-25): Last Week’s Ranking: 7
Mired in a five game losing funk, the defending champs look to rebound with a three game series against woeful Philadelphia.

9) New York Yankees (29-25): Last Week’s Ranking: 12

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The Yankees climb into this week’s top ten thanks to their recent three game winning streak.

10) Tampa Bay Rays (29-26): Last Week’s Ranking: 14

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Tampa Bay keeps pace with rival New York with three straight wins of their own.

11) Chicago Cubs (28-24): Last Week’s Ranking: 11
The Cubs have hit a recent slump, dropping six of their last ten games.

12) Washington Nationals (29-25): Last Week’s Ranking: 6
Washington’s three game losing skid bumps them out of this week’s top ten.

13) Texas Rangers (28-26): Last Week’s Ranking: 17

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With ex-Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton making his long awaited return to Arlington, Texas has won seven of their last ten.

14) LA Angels (28-26): Last Week’s Ranking: 13

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Reigning MVP Mike Trout is having another productive year with 14 home runs and 31 runs batted in thus far.

15) Detroit Tigers (28-27): Last Week’s Ranking: 8

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Slugger Miguel Cabrera and his Detroit Tigers search for answers as they are in the midst of a brutal seven game losing skid.

16) San Diego Padres (27-28): Last Week’s Ranking: 19
San Diego looks to make some headway following back to back wins.

17) Cleveland Indians (26-27): Last Week’s Ranking: 20

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After a brutal start to their season, the Indians appear to be showing signs of life with six wins in their last ten games.

18) Atlanta Braves (26-27): Last Week’s Ranking: 15
Despite their losing record, Atlanta is just three games behind the pace in the NL East.

19) Arizona Diamondbacks (25-28): Last Week’s Ranking: 23
Consistency continues to elude Arizona as they have now dropped six of their last ten games.

20) Colorado Rockies (24-28): Last Week’s Ranking: 25

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Winners of seven out of their last ten, the Rockies look to make a move out of the NL West cellar.

21) Chicago White Sox (24-28): Last Week’s Ranking: 22
Chicago’s south siders find themselves in dead last in the ultra competitive AL Central.

22) Toronto Blue Jays (25-30): Last Week’s Ranking: 24

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Toronto hopes to build some much needed momentum with wins in back to back games.

23) Baltimore Orioles (24-29): Last Week’s Ranking: 18
Baltimore’s difficult season on and off the field continues with six losses in their last ten games.

24) Cincinnati Reds (23-29): Last Week’s Ranking: 26
After suffering through a horrific span of ten losses in eleven games, the Reds have played .500 baseball in their last ten.

25) Seattle Mariners (24-30): Last Week’s Ranking: 16

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The Mariners tumble down the power ranking polls as they are in the midst of an embarrassing six game losing skid.

26) Boston Red Sox (24-31): Last Week’s Ranking: 21

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Things go from bad to worse for Boston as they drop five more spots in this week’s power poll.

27) Oakland Athletics (23-33): Last Week’s Ranking: 29
While they still occupy last place in the AL West, Oakland is on a surprising four game winning streak.

28) Miami Marlins (22-32): Last Week’s Ranking: 28
Wins in consecutive games gives the Marlins a rare winning streak in 2015.

29) Philadelphia Phillies (21-34): Last Week’s Ranking: 27

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Dropping eight of their last ten is business as usual for the horrendous Philadelphia Phillies.

30) Milwaukee Brewers (18-36): Last Week’s Ranking: 30

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All the performance enhancing substances known to man can’t help Brewers’ slugger Ryan Braun lift his team out of the MLB power rankings cellar.