MLB POWER RANKINGS

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MLB Power Rankings: Week 25

By Shawn Ramsey
Records update; all other stats through Sunday

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Posted September 24, 2013 06:24 AM EDT

+2

Cincinnati Reds

-3

Baltimore Orioles

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

95-62 - 1/20
Boston has been one of the league’s best teams all year long, making it hard to believe that it still has no official setup man for closer Koji Uehara. Splitting hairs here, though.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

94-63 1 2/17
The A’s celebrate a second consecutive season as AL West winners, and they are getting hot just in time to make a deep playoff run.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

90-66 1 1/25
When the biggest controversy in late September is a celebratory pool party, it must be a good year for the Dodgers -- who clinched the NL West after a big turnaround.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

92-65 - 1/9
St. Louis has wrapped up a playoff berth, but still has work to do. The Cardinals’ magic number to win the division is five with only six games remaining.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

91-66 1 2/11
The Tigers' magic number is two as they look to be the next team to lock up their division and a third consecutive AL Central title.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

92-64 1 1/10
Atlanta is the NL East champion for the first time since 2005, and now it has a chance to enter the playoffs with the best record in the NL.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

90-67 2 2/13
Through Monday, Billy Hamilton is a perfect 13 for 13 in steals in 10 games as a September call-up. The Reds will likely keep the speedy outfielder on the roster for the playoffs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

90-67 1 1/27
They have the winning season, and barring disaster, a playoff berth, but the Pirates still have a chance at stealing the division title from the Cardinals in the last week of the season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

87-69 1 2/22
With the wild-card lead in hand after a successful week against the Rangers and Orioles, the Rays are in a prime position to head to the postseason once again.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

86-70 - 5/26
With the Rangers still struggling, the Indians took over the second wild-card spot after a four-game sweep of the Astros. Now all the Indians have to do is win and they make the playoffs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

84-73 - 3/18
The Nationals are the only team with a chance -- albeit a slim one -- to knock off one of the two NL Central teams currently sitting in the two wild-card spots.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

83-73 2 5/26
At just 3½ games out of the mix for the wild-card, the Royals are trying to ride the momentum from their series win against Texas, and maybe, just maybe, clinch a playoff berth in the process.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

85-71 - 1/14
The Rangers are no longer in control of their own destiny in the wild-card race after dropping two in Kansas City. All Texas can do now is win and hope Cleveland and/or Tampa Bay lose a few games.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

82-74 1 3/23
Mariano Rivera’s number was officially retired by the Yankees Sunday, making it the last time No. 42 will be worn by any major leaguer on a daily basis.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

81-75 3 4/15
Having lost five consecutive games through Monday, the Orioles’ postseason hopes have all but faded as they sit five games back in the wild-card race.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

76-80 - 2/26
The Angels will miss the playoffs this season, but with a four-game series in Texas to close out the season, they could play spoilers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

79-77 - 7/17
Some of the D-backs were upset about the Dodgers celebrating in their pool, but was it really about the pool party and not about losing the division to LA? (It was definitely the pool party.)
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

73-83 2 12/29
The Padres’ bats went cold over the weekend as they only managed two runs in three games against a dominant Dodgers pitching staff.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

72-84 1 1/23
Brian Wilson will be making his first bittersweet appearance for the Dodgers in San Francisco this week as the former Giants closer stops by on his way back to the playoffs with a new team.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

71-85 1 12/27
After being one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball, Roy Halladay’s future is uncertain after two shaky seasons with the Phillies and free agency looming in the offseason.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

70-86 - 15/30
Unlikely star Carlos Gomez continues to prop up the Brewers lineup after collecting his 10th triple of the season against the Cardinals Sunday.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

71-86 - 4/23
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki went 23 consecutive games without a homer until he hit one Thursday. Then he smacked another on Friday night to bring his season total to 24.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

71-85 1 8/27
R.A. Dickey struck out 11 Red Sox players in a complete-game loss Sunday, but two home runs handed the knuckleballer his 13th loss of the season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

71-85 2 16/29
The Mets have some momentum after a weekend sweep of the Phillies as they hope to play spoiler to the wild-card leading Reds in Cincinnati on Monday through Wednesday.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

68-89 2 17/27
Felix Hernandez became the first pitcher in MLB history to strike out 10 batters in a game in which he didn’t pitch more than four innings. He was pulled against the Angels due to a high pitch count.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

65-92 1 20/28
Cubs rookie Junior Lake has 67 hits since his debut after the All-Star break, the most among rookies since this season’s halfway point.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

66-90 - 19/27
He is only 22, but Oswaldo Arcia’s six-RBI game Sunday against Oakland made the Twins outfielder look like he has been around for longer than just one season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

62-94 1 14/29
Chris Sale set the White Sox record for left-handers with 221 strikeouts in a single season during his seven-K performance Saturday night against Detroit.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

58-99 1 27/30
Mike Redmond was a player for the 1998 Marlins team that suffered 108 losses. Now he will likely get to be a part of another 100-loss season in Miami, but this time as the club’s manager.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

51-106 - 28/30
The Astros have a chance to top their own worst record of 107 losses — which was set last year — entering the week with a 51-105 record and six games remaining.
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