MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 8

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted May 27, 2013 06:26 PM EDT

+7

Los Angeles Angels

-6

Cleveland Indians

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

28-15 1 1/9
The Cardinals have proved, no matter the opponent or obstacles in the way, they know how to win. St. Louis hasn’t lost a series since April and looks to be set to get through the long summer.
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2

29-15 1 1/14
The Rangers get knocked out of the top spot, but that doesn’t mean this team should be taken lightly. The schedule has been one of the easiest thus far, but the lineup and rotation still pack a punch, no matter the opponent.
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3

26-18 4 2/13
This Reds team looks better than last year’s division winners, but the Cardinals aren’t looking to be going away in the National League Central. Expect a fun race to the finish line.
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4

25-18 4 1/10
After slumping a bit in the beginning of May, the Braves had an eight-game win streak, which ended Sunday. The offseason acquisition of the Upton brothers continues to pay off.
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5

27-17 1 1/20
The Red Sox didn’t have a good start to the month of May but have since turned things around. Boston even managed to slow the red-hot Indians, taking a series win at home in Terry Francona’s return to Fenway Park.
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6

26-18 - 1/27
Could this be the NL Central’s dark-horse winner? If the Pirates prove they have what it takes to avoid a second-half collapse like the ones of the past two seasons, this team could spell trouble for the Reds and Cardinals.
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7

27-16 4 3/23
CC Sabathia is riding out a tough winless streak, and the back end of the rotation is having its own problems. At least the Yankees have a rejuvenated Mariano Rivera dominating as the closer.
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8

23-19 1 2/11
Winning the Triple Crown in baseball is rare, but winning it again the following season is unheard of. Miguel Cabrera hasn’t missed a beat from last year’s dominance and is leading the strong Detroit lineup once again.
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9

24-20 2 1/23
Matt Cain still isn’t exactly dominating games like he used to, but the Giants' ace is still managing to help his team win. San Francisco has won each of the pitcher’s past six starts.
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10

25-19 - 7/17
An offseason lineup makeover after last year’s disappointing end has helped the Diamondbacks blossom into a contender in the NL West, led by emerging star Paul Goldschmidt.
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11

26-17 6 5/26
Terry Francona’s big return to Fenway Park as an opposing manager didn’t go as planned. Last week, Indians were tested by the Tigers and Red Sox but didn’t see much success, taking only one win between the two series.
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12

23-20 - 4/15
The Orioles are poised to make another run in the playoffs but need to see some consistency out of the rotation. Jim Johnson is struggling at the closer role, blowing four of his past six save opportunities entering this week.
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13

23-22 3 2/17
The A’s are undefeated in nine games against their new divisional foe, the Astros, perhaps inflating their numbers. Nevertheless, Oakland is still a tough opponent and the Rangers need to watch their backs in the division.
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14

24-20 1 4/23
As May reaches an end, the Rockies, surprisingly, are still right in the NL West race, one game back of Arizona and San Francisco entering this week. Colorado continues to ride the bats of its strong lineup.
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15

23-21 - 3/18
Since running into a wall at Dodger Stadium, literally, Bryce Harper has dealt with nagging knee problems and is expected to miss some games. Good news for the Nats: Stephen Strasburg appears to be back to his usual dominance.
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16

23-21 2 2/22
Typically, the Rays rely on strong pitching, but this season is a different story. The rotation, except for Matt Moore and Alex Cobb, is struggling, which has forced Tampa Bay to look to its offense to win games.
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17

21-23 1 12/27
On paper, the Phillies should be a great team, but their on-field performance reveals several issues. The aging veterans might see their time in Philadelphia come to an end sooner rather than later.
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18

17-27 7 2/26
After a disastrous start to the season with what should have been an improved roster, the Angels look to have finally turned things around. They had an eight-game win streak after Sunday’s victory over the Royals.
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19

19-23 3 14/29
After a sweep of the Marlins, the White Sox entered this week back at .500, showing a glimpse of hope to make the American League Central even more interesting this season.
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20

18-26 1 8/27
The Blue Jays are showing signs of turning the corner, but the rotation needs to get past its own issues if this team wants to make a turnaround before it is too late.
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21

20-23 2 12/29
Lack of starting pitching is an issue for the Padres, but at least San Diego is looking to be headed in the right direction during a rebuilding process. The Padres might be ready to contend sooner than most expected.
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22

20-20 5 5/26
The Royals are tumbling quickly. After they got swept at home against the Angels, things aren’t looking up, either, as the Royals are set to face Texas and St. Louis in their next seven games.
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23

17-25 1 1/25
The Dodgers and the National League’s highest payroll will get a chance to prove they deserve the money in the coming weeks. They’re set to face the surging Angels along with several other top teams.
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24

20-25 4 17/27
The Mariners did manage to stop an eight-game losing streak on Sunday against the Rangers, but the anemic lineup is making it difficult to win games this season.
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25

18-22 2 19/27
Any questions about the Twins being a surprising team this season have been answered with the team’s record the past two weeks: two wins in 13 games.
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26

17-25 1 15/30
The Brewers should be better with the players they have on the roster, but the rotation’s struggles in the first two months of the season have buried this team early.
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27

18-25 1 20/28
The Cubs had a rough week against division rivals Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, coming away with one win. Chicago settles into last place in the NL Central.
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28

17-24 - 16/29
The Mets have a few players to build a good team around, but the bullpen has been the culprit of the team’s problems.
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29

12-32 1 28/30
The Astros are on pace to lose another 100-plus games this season, their first in the American League. Jose Altuve seems to be the one guarantee each day to produce for Houston.
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30

12-32 1 27/30
Who will get the honor of having the first pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Astros ort he Marlins?
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 59 46
Blue Jays 58 50
Yankees 55 51
Rays 53 54
Red Sox 48 59

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 57 46
Royals 53 52
Indians 52 54
White Sox 52 55
Twins 48 57

Western Division

TEAM W L
Athletics 66 40
Angels 63 42
Mariners 55 51
Astros 43 64
Rangers 42 65

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 57 47
Braves 58 48
Marlins 53 53
Mets 51 56
Phillies 47 60

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 59 49
Cardinals 56 48
Pirates 56 49
Reds 53 53
Cubs 43 61

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 59 47
Giants 57 49
Padres 46 59
Diamondbacks 46 61
Rockies 43 62