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Major League Baseball Power Rankings, May 8, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 06: Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals motions to the dugout after driving in the game winning run with a single in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on July 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Washington won the game 2-1. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

1 – New York Yankees (20-9); SD Score +2.83 Ranking Last Week – 2

Opponents – vs Blue Jays (2-1), at Cubs (3-0)

Aaron Hicks had a big week and the Yankees were able to dominate, even sweeping the Champs.

2 – Washington Nationals (21-10); SD Score +2.48, Ranking Last Week – 1

Opponents – vs Diamondbacks (2-1), at Phillies (2-1)

Ryan Zimmerman has been flat-out dominant as the Nationals are surging.

3 – Houston Astros (21-11); SD Score +1.85 , Ranking Last Week – 3

Opponents – vs Rangers (3-1), at Angels (2-1)

The Astros were able to get a big series win over Texas and then put the Angels under .500 to extend their AL West lead to 5 ½ games.

4 – Colorado Rockies (20-12); SD Score +0.23, Ranking Last Week – 5

Opponents – at Padres (2-1), vs Diamondbacks (2-1)

The Rockies continue to impress as they have the NL Lead. They are now 9-0 in one-run games.

5 – Baltimore Orioles (20-10); SD Score +0.79, Ranking Last Week – 7

Opponents – at Red Sox (2-2), vs White Sox (3-0)

The Orioles are another team that gets it done in tight spots, as they are 7-1 when it’s a one-run game.

6 – Los Angeles Dodgers (17-14) SD Score +2.25, Ranking Last Week – 10

Opponents – vs Giants (1-2), at Padres (2-0)

When the Dodgers win, they usually win big. Now they just need to win more close games.

7 – Cincinnati Reds (17-14); SD Score +1.01, Ranking Last Week – 21

Opponents – vs Pirates (3-1), vs Giants (3-0)

After losing 8 of 10, the Reds came out this week and wiped out the Pirates and Giants.

8 – Cleveland Indians (17-13); SD Score +0.72, Ranking Last Week – 4

Opponents – at Tigers (1-2), at Royals (2-1)

The Indians have steadily gotten better to take control of the AL Central, winning 12 of their last 20 games.

9 – Boston Red Sox (17-14); SD Score +1.07, Ranking Last Week – 11

Opponents – vs Orioles (2-2), at Twins (2-1)

Again Boston didn’t bring their A game against an AL East opponent, but are still very much in the mix for the AL East title.

10 – Arizona Diamondbacks (18-15); SD Score +1.00, Ranking Last Week – 6

Opponents – at Nationals (1-2), at Rockies (1-2)

The Padres weren’t on the schedule and the Diamondbacks paid the price, losing to the top two teams in the NL.

11 – St. Louis Cardinals (16-14) SD Score +0.43, Ranking Last Week – 18

Opponents – vs Brewers (1-2), at Braves (3-0)

The Cards are now right in the thick of the NL Central race and have won 4 of their last 5 games.

12 – Chicago Cubs (16-15) SD Score +0.39, Ranking Last Week – 8

Opponents – vs Phillies (3-1), vs Yankees (0-3)

The series against the Yankees hurt their ranking, but they’re only a game out of first.

13 – Chicago White Sox (15-15); SD Score +0.83, Ranking Last Week – 9

Opponents – at Royals (2-2), at Orioles (0-3)

The White Sox have lost 6 of their last 8 and at the moment, they look like an average team at best.

14 – Tampa Bay Rays (16-17); SD Score +0.35, Ranking Last Week – 16

Opponents – at Marlins (3-1), vs Blue Jays (1-2)

Tampa had a chance to get over .500, but could not get it done against Toronto. Perhaps they will fare better against the Royals.

15 – Milwaukee Brewers (16-16); SD Score +0.25, Ranking Last Week – 17

Opponents – at Cardinals (2-1), at Pirates (1-2)

The Brewers are maintaining their mediocrity, but they are still exceeding expectations at this point.

To see the rest of this weeks MLB Power Rankings click here…

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