MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Continue To Climb

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May 10, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder

Adam Jones

(10) argues a call with home plate umpire Mark Carlson (6) in front of New York Yankees catcher

Brian McCann

(34) during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

24. Chicago White Sox (12-16) It was a strong week for the White Sox, who took series from both the Tigers and Reds. It was impressive as the staff leaders Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija were serving suspensions, so to pick up series wins without them is a good sign for the White Sox. One person who helped was rookie Carlos Rodon, who picked up his first career win with eight strikeouts over six innings, surrendering only two runs.

23. Baltimore Orioles (13-16) It was a rough week for the Orioles, who got pounded in New York, getting swept in two games by the Mets and then losing three of four to the Yankees. Their run differential shows that they are better than their record indicates, but are still lacking consistent production from their starting pitching staff, as Chris Tillman and Bud Norris have ERAs of 6.25 and 9.88.

22. Atlanta Braves (14-17) They took two of three to start the week from the Phillies before being swept by the Nationals. It’s not all bad with the Braves though, as Freddie Freeman has been hot at the plate, sporting a .328 average and Shelby Miller has been dominant on the mound. Miller is 4-1 with a 1.66 ERA on the season and is one of the brightest spots for the Braves this season.

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