2015 MLB Power Rankings: Rays take lead of resurgent AL East

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Jun 20, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Randal Grichuk (15) is congratulated by catcher Yadier Molina (4) and right fielder Jason Heyward (22) after hitting a three RBI home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the sixth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

1. team. 33. Another week in the books and the St. Louis Cardinals remain as baseball’s elite thanks to their next-man-up approach. Since losing <strong><a href=. 45-24. Previous: 1st. St. Louis Cardinals

Houston Astros. 2. team. 135. After consecutive losing weeks, the Astros faced off against two of the worst teams in baseball (Mariners, Rockies) and got themselves back on track. How many of you had <strong><a href=. 41-30. Previous: 2nd

39-27. Previous: 4th. Kansas City Royals. 3. team. 7. Add the Royals to the list of teams taking advantage of a soft schedule last week. Where would this team be right now without the efforts of <strong><a href=

After a dominating start to the week, the Pittsburgh Pirates became apart of baseball’s second no-hitter of the season, courtesy of <strong><a href=. 39-30. Previous: 5th. Pittsburgh Pirates. 4. team. 4

21. Rookie production has been huge for the Rays this season. <strong><a href=. 40-31. Previous: 7th. Tampa Bay Rays. 5. team

Previous: 3rd. Los Angeles Dodgers. 6. team. 71. For the fourth time this season the Dodgers dropped a series against the San Francisco Giants. Their inability to defeat their division rivals are the only reason the Dodgers are not sitting alone in the NL West this season.. 39-31

While many have their opinions about <strong><a href=. 38-31. Previous: 6th. New York Yankees. 7. team. 43

40. If not for their 10-3 record against the Dodgers, the Giants would be under .500 this season. Help is on the way however as both <strong><a href=. 38-33. Previous: 11th. San Francisco Giants. 8. team

9. First it was <strong><a href=. 37-30. Previous: 9th. Chicago Cubs. 9. team

team. 2. The Minnesota Twins have accomplished a lot this season without their biggest free agent acquisition, <strong><a href=. 37-32. Previous: 10th. Minnesota Twins. 10

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