2015 MLB Power Rankings: Nats, Rays take over East

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May 22, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals batter Kendrys Morales (25) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the third inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals. 1. team. 7. The Kansas City Royals are +65 in run differential this season. As you can imagine, that is number one in all of baseball.. 28-15. Previous: 4th

St. Louis Cardinals. 2. team. 33. The St. Louis Cardinals are looking up to Royals this week after dropping two of three in KC over the weekend. The one win came from <strong><a href=. 28-16. Previous: 1st

team. 135. <strong><a href=. 29-16. Previous: 5th. Houston Astros. 3

team. 71. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 24-10 against everyone that is not last year’s World Series champs. Last week marked the second time this season that they were swept by the Giants.. 26-17. Previous: 2nd. Los Angeles Dodgers. 4

The Nationals currently are without <strong><a href=. 26-18. Previous: 6th. Washington Nationals. 5. team. 90

Detroit Tigers. 6. team. 63. The Detroit Tigers may have found another weapon in catcher <strong><a href=. 26-19. Previous: 3rd

7. team. 2. The Minnesota Twins now sit percentage points ahead of the Tigers for second place in the AL Central. How about <strong><a href=. 25-18. Previous: 10th. Minnesota Twins

San Francisco Giants. 8. team. 40. The Giants may be the only team in baseball that looks forward to playing the Dodgers. Their 7-2 record against them has played a major part in the Giants turning their season around.. 25-20. Previous: 12th

Previous: 7th. Chicago Cubs. 9. team. 9. The Chicago Cubs are just like the Astros in the way they effectively use their power and speed to overcome high strikeout rates. What is stopping them from having the Astros record is their bullpen.. 24-19

Tampa Bay Rays. 10. team. 21. It’s crazy that even without <strong><a href=. 24-21. Previous: 11th

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