MLB POWER RANKINGS

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MLB Power Rankings: Week 6

Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow

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Posted May 22, 2012 01:08 AM EDT

+5

Pittsburgh Pirates

-6

Arizona Diamondbacks

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

23-12 1 1/5
Josh Hamilton is setting the American League on fire. The slugger just completed a week with nine home runs and 18 RBI for the top team in the AL West.
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2

22-13 1 1/29
Jim Johnson is automatic at the back end of the O’s pen. The righty allowed his first run of the season against the Rangers last week and still earned the save.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

23-11 1 1/19
Matt Kemp's consecutive games streak ended as he landed on the DL with his irritated left hamstring. Can the Dodgers continue their strong start without him?
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4

22-13 3 3/18
Jason Heyward struggled on the road this past week, hitting just .206 (7-for-34). But when he did get hits, they mattered. Four of his seven came via the long ball, as the Braves swept away the Cardinals and some of the pain from 2011.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

21-14 4 1/15
The Rays avoided a sweep with a win Sunday against the red-hot O’s to close out a rough week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

21-13 - 1/18
The Nationals were ready for a breakout season from catcher Wilson Ramos, but a torn ACL in his right knee has pushed back those plans and caused some concern in the nation’s capital.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

20-14 2 2/19
The Cardinals' starting rotation that was so good in April has sunk to the opposite end of the spectrum in May. Meanwhile, Carlos Beltran continues to rake for the Redbirds.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

19-15 1 1/11
The Yankees took two of three from the Rays early in the week, and slugger Mark Teixeira is hoping to have solved his breathing problems that may have led to his early struggles this season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

19-16 1 7/25
Jose Bautista is heating up, clubbing three home runs last week, but the Jays failed to capitalize on a week against the A’s and Twins, winning just three.
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10

19-15 2 5/27
The Mets are red-hot despite closer Frank Francisco, who has allowed 27 base runners in 13 2/3 innings this season.
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11

18-16 4 6/26
Jose Reyes is starting to find his form, and Giancarlo Stanton continues to mash. Things are looking bright down in Miami. Well, except for Heath Bell.
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12

18-16 2 6/29
The Indians won’t be atop the Central for very long if they continue to have weeks in which they struggle against sub-.500 competition.
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13

17-17 2 1/21
Every team goes through the ups and downs during a 162-game season, but for as much money as Detroit spent in the offseason, the ups were supposed to outweigh the downs.
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14

17-16 - 1/22
Could there be a better sign for Cincinnati than Joey Votto playing more like … Joey Votto? The Reds will need the former NL MVP to stay hot as they embark on a tough stretch of games against Atlanta and both New York clubs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

16-19 4 3/25
Jake Peavy continues his resurgence and early-season domination for the White Sox. Between his performance and that of teammate Adam Dunn, the AL comeback player of the year looks to be coming from the South Side.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

17-17 - 4/16
The Giants’ power has been missing of late, as the team has connected for only three home runs in its last 11 games heading into this week.
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17

18-17 3 4/28
Payback is sweet. Brandon Inge had two home runs and eight RBI against his former club as the A’s took two of four from the Tigers.
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18

15-20 3 2/25
Time will tell how much of an impact the injury to Chris Iannetta will have on the Angels’ pitching staff. The Halos’ primary catcher will miss six-to-eight weeks after having surgery on his right wrist, leaving the duties to Bobby Wilson and recently acqExpand Description
Time will tell how much of an impact the injury to Chris Iannetta will have on the Angels’ pitching staff. The Halos’ primary catcher will miss six-to-eight weeks after having surgery on his right wrist, leaving the duties to Bobby Wilson and recently acquired John Hester.Collapse Description
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19

15-20 6 4/22
The D-backs continue to struggle, going 1-5 on their last home stand losing four consecutive series.
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20

16-19 3 5/27
The Phillies have somehow lost nine of 12 games started by Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee this season. Not sure how that is possible, but the Phillies discovered a way.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

16-18 5 5/27
Andrew McCutchen is tearing the cover off the ball of late, a welcome offensive power source for an offensive unit that has struggled to keep pace with the stellar pitching.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

15-19 4 12/25
John Axford saw his club-record streak of 49 consecutive regular-season saves come to an end against the Cubs on Friday, only to rush to the hospital for the birth of his second son directly after. That’s one way to forget and move on.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

15-19 - 10/26
Josh Beckett was looking for birdies on his off day last week. Unfortunately the only chirping he heard during his performance against the Tribe on Thursday came from the boo-birds at Fenway.
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24

16-20 1 18/26
Dustin Ackley started off the season slowly, but since moving to the leadoff spot, he appears to have found his stroke. Now, where to move that Ichiro guy?
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25

15-19 1 22/30
Wandy Rodriguez continues to dominate for the Astros, lowering his ERA to an impressive 1.99. When will Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow start the bidding process?
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26

13-20 4 16/29
The struggling Rockies are searching for anything that can rejuvenate the club, even if that means dropping franchise player Troy Tulowitzki from fourth to fifth in the lineup.
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27

13-20 1 13/29
Bad week for two of the Royals’ bright young stars. Mike Moustakas has been hampered by a hamstring injury, and hard-throwing lefty Danny Duffy exited Sunday’s game after just one inning with pain in his elbow.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

14-20 1 24/30
The Cubs are at the beginning of a daunting stretch in which they play 21 of 29 games on the road. Maybe that will help Alfonso Soriano’s bat wake up.
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29

12-23 - 19/30
At 37 years old, Jeff Suppan has made the most of his return to the big leagues, going 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA in his first three starts with the Friars.
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30

10-24 - 22/30
The Twins’ Justin Morneau hasn’t had a May at-bat yet, but not sure the former AL MVP would be much help, as he had just nine RBI in April.
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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