2015 MLB Power Rankings: Here come the Angels

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Jul 7, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) and first baseman Albert Pujols (5) celebrate after the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Angels won 10-2. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Angels had baseball’s best record last season. In 2015, they have spent the majority of their time under .500 and looking up to the Houston Astros and even the Texas Rangers.

Over the last 30 days, they carry the American League’s best record and now sit in first place in the AL West.

The Angels rise back to the top started with a rebirth of Albert Pujols and has continued behind strong pitching staff. Pujols is tied with teammate Mike Trout for the AL lead in home runs with 26. Half of those Pujols homers came in the month of June alone.

The Astros have also done their part to help out the Angels by dropping six out of seven games last week.

The Angels are not alone however in climbing their way back to relevance.

In the AL, the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians are riding hot streaks and starting to demand attention in the Wild Card race.

In the NL, the story is the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers distancing themselves from the rest of the competition.

Here are the power rankings for the week.

Next: Pirates and Cardinals making quite the rivaly.