2015 MLB Power Rankings: Astros here to stay?

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May 2, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter (13) celebrates after hitting a walk-off sacrifice fly off of Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Jared Hughes (not pictured) during the eleventh inning at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Pirates 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Previous: 2nd. St. Louis Cardinals. 1. team. 33. The Cardinals have the top spot this week in the rankings. <strong><a href=. (18-6)

Detroit Tigers. 2. team. 63. The Tigers are no longer number one but didn’t fall too far in the rankings. However, another shaky outing from <strong><a href=. (16-8). Previous: 2nd

Injuries are typically setbacks to most teams in baseball. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, they are opportunities. Just ask <strong><a href=. (16-8). Previous: 5th. Los Angeles Dodgers. 3. team. 71

(16-9). Previous: 4th. Kansas City Royals. 4. team. 7. The Kansas City Royals are hitting .296 as a team this season. That is by far the best in all of baseball.

135. At the rate they are going, the Astros may be able to clinch the AL West by the all-star break. Of course I’m kidding but 14 of their 18 wins this seasons have come against AL West opponents.. (18-7). Previous: 9th. Houston Astros. 5. team

team. 3. Was last week just a tough stretch for the New York Mets or are they on their way back down to earth? Their offense hasn’t scored a run since Friday.. (16-10). Previous: 3rd. New York Mets. 6

7. team. 43. How about <strong><a href=. (16-9). Previous: 7th. New York Yankees

(13-10). Previous: 11th. Chicago Cubs. 8. team. 9. <strong><a href=

team. 127. The idea that Petco Park is a place that limits the home run ball is starting to become a myth. In fact, the San Diego Padres are first in the NL in runs and fourth in home runs.. (14-12). Previous: 9th. San Diego Padres. 9

Tampa Bay Rays. 10. team. 21. <strong><a href=. (13-12). Previous: 8th

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