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MLB Power Rankings: Week 8

Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow

WEEK#    
Posted May 29, 2012 05:50 AM EDT

+3

Cincinnati Reds

-8

Atlanta Braves

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

32-16 1 1/19
Chris Capuano has more consecutive quality starts (8) than runs he has allowed at Dodger Stadium (5) this season.
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2

31-18 1 1/5
Nelson Cruz starting to figure it out at the dish. The right fielder hit home runs in consecutive games last week, including one in his eight-RBI night against the Jays.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

29-20 2 1/29
It was a rough week for the O’s, losing two of three to both the Red Sox and Royals.
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4

29-20 1 1/15
The Red Sox and Rays exchanged words, but Joe Maddon’s club had the last laugh, taking two of three in Fenway.
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5

29-19 1 1/18
Bryce Harper went 5-for-11 and smashed two homers to help the Nationals sweep the Braves. The kid is figuring out this big league stuff.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

27-21 2 6/29
The Indians took care of the Tigers only to run into the red-hot White Sox.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

27-22 2 5/27
R.A. Dickey struck out 10 on Sunday against the Padres, giving him back-to-back double-digit strikeouts for the first time in his career.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

27-22 2 6/26
The Marlins put together the best month of May in the history of the franchise.
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9

26-22 2 1/11
Don’t look now, but the Yankees are coming. After taking care of the Royals and A’s, the Yanks open the week against Albert Pujols and the Angels.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

27-21 3 1/22
Cincinnati is hot. Their bats are even hotter. The Reds belted 17 homers during a 6-1 home stand that included a four-game sweep of the Braves.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

27-22 1 2/19
Injuries have forced young players to fill holes for the defending World Series champs, but it’s old veterans Rafael Furcal and Carlos Beltran who have carried the bulk of the load for the Redbirds.
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12

26-24 8 3/18
What a difference a week can make in the majors. It appears the injuries have finally caught up with Atlanta.
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13

25-24 6 7/25
Joey Bats heats up and the Blue Jays suffer their longest skid of the season. Go figure.
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14

27-22 - 3/25
Dayan Viciedo is earning his nickname “The Tank.” The Cuban slugger is one of several White Sox who have caught fire on offense.
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15

26-24 - 5/27
Roy Halladay allowed four or more runs in three of six starts in May, and shoulder problems pulled him out of his last start in St. Louis.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

26-23 - 4/16
Melky Cabrera is raking for the Giants, tallying three four-hit days in a 15-game span.
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17

24-24 - 10/26
Not many teams at the beginning of the year would be happy to face the Tigers, but after playing the O’s and Rays, it is likely the Red Sox are welcoming it.
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18

25-25 2 2/25
We waited quite some time to say this, but Albert Pujols is playing like, well, Albert Pujols and the Angels are winning.
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19

23-25 1 1/21
The Tigers lost their most consistent hitter last week when Austin Jackson was placed on the 15-day DL with an abdominal strain. It’s time for Miggy and Prince to carry the load.
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20

24-24 1 5/27
The Pirates offense finally did it. Pedro Alvarez's three-run home run on Sunday was the team's first all year with more than one runner on base. It only took 47 games.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

22-27 1 4/22
Arizona took care of the catching position for the next five seasons, locking up Miguel Montero for a cool $60 million.
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22

22-27 2 22/30
J.A. Happ became the first Houston hurler this season to record double-digit strikeouts. More impressive: nine of those 10 strikeouts came with runners in scoring position.
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23

22-27 4 4/28
Josh Reddick is quietly putting together a good season for the A’s. The outfielder has already hit more home runs this season (13 through Sunday) than his first three seasons combined (10).
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24

21-30 1 18/26
Eric Wedge announced that Brandon League has lost his job as the M’s closer, for now. The same thing happened to the hard-throwing righty last May, for only a week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

20-28 - 12/25
Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan is the only regular player who was on an Opening Day roster and hasn’t spent time on the disabled list without an RBI. So it goes for the Brew Crew.
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26

19-28 2 13/29
Jeff Francoeur has caught fire. “Frenchy” hit .440 last week and smacked four home runs as the Royals continue to climb their way back from a terrible start.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

17-33 1 19/30
The Padres somehow managed 26 consecutive innings without a run at Citi Field. But on the bright side, Carlos Quentin is back!
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28

16-32 1 22/30
Justin Morneau had just six hits last week. Four of those, however, were round-trippers for the last-place Twins.
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29

19-29 - 16/29
The Rockies hit five home runs in a game against the Reds and lost. It’s been that kind of season for Colorado.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

16-32 - 24/30
The Cubs have endured their worst losing streak since 1997, when they finished 68-94. GM Theo Epstein never said it was going to be easy.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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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