MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Continue To Climb

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May 10, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox manager

John Farrell

(L) relieves opening pitcher

Clay Buchholz

(11) on the mound in the seventh inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Red Sox beat Blue Jays 6 – 3. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

21. Boston Red Sox (14-17) The Red Sox didn’t recover from the sweep at the hands of the Yankees last weekend very well, as they were easily handled by the Rays and Blue Jays, losing both series. Their starting rotation is still a mess, as Rick Porcello has the best ERA of the bunch with an unsightly 4.38. They will continue their road trip now out west this week, taking on the freefalling Athletics and surging Mariners.

20. Seattle Mariners (14-17) The Mariners picked up a sweep over the Athletics through the weekend to get them on track after losing a series to the Angels to start the week. Felix Hernandez picked up two more wins, as he looks every bit a Cy Young candidate this year with a 6-0 record and 1.85 ERA. At the plate, Nelson Cruz looks like the MVP, as he continues to tear the cover off the ball at the plate with a slash line of .344/.394/.738, leading the majors with 14 home runs and leading the AL with 27 RBI.

19. Los Angeles Angels (15-17) A series victory over the Mariners and a split in a four-gamer with the Astros is a step in the right direction for the Angels. Huston Street had some slipups early in the week, blowing consecutive save chances but got the job done Sunday. Jered Weaver tossed a complete game gem Saturday as well, showing he still has it despite the drastic drop in velocity. Mike Trout also continues his assault on major league pitching, leading the Angels in basically every hitting category.

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