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MLB Power Rankings: Week 12

Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow

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Posted June 25, 2012 11:07 PM EDT

+5

Los Angeles Angels

-4

Toronto Blue Jays

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

44-28 - 1/11
Despite a three-game hiccup last week, the Yankees tied their franchise record for most wins in interleague play with 13. Not bad for a bunch of "chickens."
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2

45-28 1 1/5
Roy Oswalt looked good in his first start for the Rangers, limiting the Rockies to one run and striking out six in 6-2/3 innings on Friday.
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3

40-33 5 2/25
Jered Weaver was impressive in his return from the disabled list, tossing six scoreless against the Giants last Wednesday.
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4

43-30 2 1/19
Interleague continues to baffle the Dodgers, who have not posted a winning record against the Junior Circuit since 2004.
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5

40-33 4 4/16
The Giants were the second-to-last team to have at least one player reach double-digit homers. Buster Posey hit his 10th on Sunday. The Padres’ top HR guy has seven.
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6

41-31 1 1/29
After a disappointing sweep at the hands of the Mets, the Orioles rebounded nicely to take two of three from the Nats in the Beltway Series.
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7

41-29 3 1/18
The Nationals will rely on cortisone shots to keep third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in the lineup for the remainder of the season. This team is determined to win now.
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8

40-33 2 1/15
Brooks Conrad has made an immediate impact for the Rays. The utility man hit .500 and drove in five runs in his first six at-bats last week after being claimed off waivers.
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9

39-35 4 5/27
R.A. Dickey has been so good that Mets manager Terry Collins is considering pitching the knuckleballer every fourth day. Wouldn’t that be interesting?
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10

40-32 3 1/22
Big league hitters seemingly have figured out Aroldis Chapman’s triple-digit velocity. The Reds need Chapman to make adjustments to hitters who have already adjusted to his fastball.
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11

38-34 - 5/27
The Pirates have positioned themselves to be buyers leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline. But will a bat be available that can help their inconsistent offense?
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12

38-34 5 10/26
Will Middlebrooks appears to be the real deal. The American League Player of Week hit .625 last week with three home runs and 10 RBI. He won the third-base job in Beantown, as Kevin Youkilis was traded away.
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13

38-34 3 3/25
The White Sox are hoping Kevin Youkilis will experience a resurgence similar to that of new teammates Alex Rios, Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy.
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14

38-34 2 3/18
Consistency has been the issue in Atlanta all season. With the Braves struggling to find a replacement for starting pitcher Brandon Beachy, the problem could continue.
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15

35-37 - 1/21
Justin Verlander was, well, Justin Verlander last week. The reigning AL Cy Young Award and MVP winner was 2-0 last week with a 1.69 ERA, while limiting opposing hitters to a .175 batting average.
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16

37-35 4 4/22
The D-backs scored 51 runs on 74 hits, including 35 extra-base hits and 14 home runs in series victories over the Mariners and Cubs to move two games over .500 for the first time since May 1.
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17

37-35 1 6/29
Asdrubal Cabrera appears to be finding his power stroke. He hit three home runs as the Indians finished last week 4-2.
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18

37-35 4 7/25
You would be hard pressed to find a hotter hitter right now than Colby Rasmus. The center fielder finished another impressive week, hitting .320 with three home runs and eight RBI.
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19

38-35 1 2/19
After a 12-game stretch in which the Cards scored three runs or fewer 10 times, the Redbirds erupted for 30 runs in a three-game sweep of the Royals.
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20

35-38 2 4/28
Brandon McCarthy is quietly putting together an amazing season, but he was placed on the DL on Sunday. Too bad, because the A’s haven’t lost a game McCarthy started since April 21.
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21

33-40 - 12/25
Randy Wolf can’t be too pleased with the Brewers’ relief pitchers, as the bullpen has blown leads in each of Wolf's past four starts and in six of his past nine.
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22

34-38 3 6/26
Hanley Ramirez, for the first time in his career, called a players-only meeting after reaching his boiling point. Doesn’t Ozzie do enough talking for that team?
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23

35-40 - 5/27
Cliff Lee is only the second former Cy Young Award winner in baseball history to remain winless through 12 starts in any subsequent season.
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24

32-39 - 13/29
The Royals lost Felipe Paulino to a torn ulnar collateral ligament last week, making him the third Royals pitcher to suffer the injury this year. He followed Danny Duffy and Joakim Soria.
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25

31-43 - 18/26
Franklin Gutierrez looks to be returning to form after he missed the first part of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle. The center fielder hit .368 with two home runs and five RBI last week.
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26

30-42 1 22/30
Rookie Dallas Keuchel threw Houston’s first complete game of the year, but the guy he replaced, Bud Norris, is set to return this week from the disabled list. Could this influence a trade decision on Wandy Rodriguez?
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27

29-42 1 22/30
A tough season just keeps getting tougher for the Twins as they placed closer Matt Capps on the DL because of right shoulder inflammation.
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28

26-47 1 19/30
Apparently, Huston Street needs to play against the Mariners more often. The closer has 10 saves this season, four against Seattle.
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29

27-44 1 16/29
The four-man rotation is going about as well as many predicted; the Rockies finished interleague play with a 2-13 record.
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30

25-48 - 24/30
Production from the middle of the order continues to be a problem for the struggling Cubs and has prompted the organization to finally give Anthony Rizzo a shot in the bigs.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Orioles 96 66
Yankees 84 78
Blue Jays 83 79
Rays 77 85
Red Sox 71 91

Central Division

TEAM W L
x-Tigers 90 72
y-Royals 89 73
Indians 85 77
White Sox 73 89
Twins 70 92

Western Division

TEAM W L
x-Angels 98 64
y-Athletics 88 74
Mariners 87 75
Astros 70 92
Rangers 67 95

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Nationals 96 66
Braves 79 83
Mets 79 83
Marlins 77 85
Phillies 73 89

Central Division

TEAM W L
x-Cardinals 90 72
y-Pirates 88 74
Brewers 82 80
Reds 76 86
Cubs 73 89

Western Division

TEAM W L
x-Dodgers 94 68
y-Giants 88 74
Padres 77 85
Rockies 66 96
Diamondbacks 64 98