MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Continue To Climb

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May 9, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder

Andrew McCutchen

(22) reacts after the Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. The Pirates won 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

18. Miami Marlins (15-17) The Marlins ran into the Nationals to start the week, and managed to take one game in the series before splitting with the Giants over the weekend. Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon continue to pace the offense with seven home runs and 29 RBI for Stanton to go along with a .439 batting average from Gordon. Dan Haren has been great on the mound for the Marlins, pitching to a 2.68 ERA en route to a 4-1 record.

17. Arizona Diamondbacks (14-16) A solid week could have been an excellent one had they been able to pull out the close ones in the four-game split with the Padres. Regardless, a 4-2 week is never a bad thing, as the Diamondbacks continue to surprise people. Paul Goldschmidt looks every bit the MVP of the NL right now, while the youngsters on the mound are pitching well. Ruby De La Rosa has put together two strong starts out of his last three, while Chase Anderson has a 2.97 ERA in six starts.

16. Pittsburgh Pirates (15-16) The Pirates were able to exact some revenge on their NL Central rival Cardinals this weekend, taking the series after getting swept in three consecutive walk-offs last weekend. A.J. Burnett was able to get his first win of the season to go with his sterling 1.66 ERA. Also, Andrew McCutchen looks to finally be coming around, as he raised his batting average 30 points this week and is riding a five-game hitting streak.

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