2015 MLB Power Rankings: Role reversal

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Jul 5, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (34) celebrates after scoring a run in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

If there is any team that can afford to have a bad week, it is the Cardinals. They still remain as baseball’s best team and are six games up on the next best team.. 53-28. Previous: 1st. St. Louis Cardinals. 1. team. 33

135. The Houston Astros were not one of the good teams taking losses this week. In fact, they went toe to toe with the AL-best Kansas City Royals and came out with a sweep.. 48-36. Previous: 3rd. Houston Astros. 2. team

3. team. 4. Behind the bat of <strong><a href=. 47-34. Previous: 5th. Pittsburgh Pirates

90. The Washington Nationals continue to pitch their way into one of the elite teams in all of baseball. Unfortunately they will once again be without <strong><a href=. 46-36. Previous: 7th. Washington Nationals. 4. team

7. Despite a sweep last week at the hands of the Astros, the Royals remain percentage points ahead of them for the AL’s best record. Congratulations are also in order as the Royals will have a MLB-best four starters in the All-Star game next week.. 46-33. Previous: 2nd. Kansas City Royals. 5. team

Previous: 4th. Los Angeles Dodgers. 6. team. 71. The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to be led by <strong><a href=. 46-37

44-38. Previous: 15th. Los Angeles Angles. 7. team. 102. The Los Angeles Angels seem to be finally hitting their stride and now trail the Astros by just three games in the AL West. They are even getting some offensive help as both <strong><a href=

9. There is nothing like when you are struggling to hit and then you come across the part of the schedule where you face two teams that can’t hit at all. The Chicago Cubs hopefully have their confidence back just in time for their two biggest rivals, the Cardinals and White Sox.. 44-36. Previous: 12th. Chicago Cubs. 8. team

Previous: 10th. New York Yankees. 9. team. 43. The New York Yankees are back in first place this week behind bad week’s for the rest of the division. Their offense however took a hit as <strong><a href=. 44-38

43-39. Previous: 8th. Baltimore Orioles. 10. team. 11. The Baltimore Orioles were one of many good teams to underperform last week. If they can get <strong><a href=

Next: Giants, Rays take big steps back.