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2015 MLB Power Rankings: Indians making a play for playoffs?

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Aug 17, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

1. team. 33. The St. Louis Cardinals currently do not have a starting pitcher in their rotation with an ERA below 2.92. That is ridiculous.. 84-46. Previous: 1st. St. Louis Cardinals

With a 13-game lead over the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central, the Royals may use September to start getting some of their veteran players some rest.. 80-50. Previous: 2nd. Kansas City Royals. 2. team. 7

Pittsburgh Pirates. 3. team. 4. The Pittsburgh Pirates have played at a very high level over the last few weeks but the Cardinals have not done enough losing of their own to give up ground in the NL Central standings.. 79-50. Previous: 3rd

4. team. 39. The Toronto Blue Jays are now 1.5 games up on the Yankees in the AL East and feature baseball’s hottest hitter in their lineup. <strong><a href=. 74-56. Previous: 5th. Toronto Blue Jays

9. A losing week for the Chicago Cubs ended on a positive note as <strong><a href=. 74-55. . Chicago Cubs. 5. team

Previous: 6th. New York Yankees. 6. team. 43. The Yankees scored 38 runs in three games against the Atlanta Braves this weekend. Hopefully that can continue as their next 16 games are all against the AL East including four with the Blue Jays.. 72-57

3. The New York Mets continue to use their power to push themselves into the playoffs. They are tied for first in the NL with 57 home runs since the break and their pitchers are tied for second in strikeouts.. 72-58. Previous: 8th. New York Mets. 7. team

team. 71. The Dodgers put together a much-needed winning week last week despite the news that <strong><a href=. 72-57. Previous: 9th. Los Angeles Dodgers. 8

Houston Astros. 9. team. 135. The Houston Astros may have to watch their backs as their lead in the AL West is now only at three games. The sooner they can get <strong><a href=. 72-59. Previous: 7th

Previous: 10th. San Francisco Giants. 10. team. 40. The San Francisco Giants had an opportunity to gain some ground in the standings over the weekend with the Cubs and Dodgers playing each other but unfortunately, they had to face the red-hot Cardinals themselves.. 69-61

Next: Where do the Indians rank now?

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