MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Heading In Right Direction

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May 3, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman

Jason Kipnis

(22) at second base after a double during the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

28. Chicago White Sox (8-14) It was a tough week for the White Sox. On top of all the problems they had to endure in Baltimore, they didn’t have a win during the week, losing the closed stadium game to the Orioles and getting swept in a four-game series by the Twins. Their pitching staff has been an utter disappointment thus far, as Jeff Samardzija has the lowest ERA of any starting pitcher at 4.78. If they do not start getting better production from their rotation it will be impossible to turn things around in the Windy City.

27. Philadelphia Phillies (9-17) The Phillies had a win to start the week and end it, too bad there was a whole lot of losing going on in between those two victories. Aaron Harang continues to surprise, pitching to a 2.51 ERA thus far, tying for the team lead in wins with Jerome Williams. Cole Hamels isn’t help the Phillies cause if they want to move him though, as he may have picked up his first win on Monday but got hammered Saturday and owns a 4.14 ERA on the season with a 1-3 record.

26. Cleveland Indians (9-15) Like their weekend opponent Blue Jays, the Indians have begun to hit the ball, but are still having some trouble when it comes to performance on the mound. Danny Salazar came up halfway through April and has been strong, going 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA. They have a tough week coming up though, as they will be playing against the Royals and the surprisingly strong Twins.

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