MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Take A Little Tumble

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May 16, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta (27) congratulates third baseman Matt Carpenter (13) after he hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigersat Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

3. Los Angeles Dodgers (24-13) It was a little bit of a disappointing week for the Dodgers, who took a series from the Marlins but only split a four-game one with the Rockies, as they snapped their lengthy losing streak against them. Even with that, they have the best run differential in the majors and have no signs of slowing down. The most surprising thing is that they may actually improve, as reigning Cy Young winner and MVP Clayton Kershaw is yet to get things going with a 2-2 record and 4.24 ERA.

2. Houston Astros (25-13) Will this team ever slow down? They lead the American League in strikeouts, but also have hit the most home runs and stolen the most bases making for an excitement filled game. They are able to do this because they are anchored by two strong starting pitchers in Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh, and a bullpen with a solid blend of wily veterans and talented youngsters. The clock is also ticking on when top prospect Carlos Correa will be called up as it could be sooner than later.

1. St. Louis Cardinals (25-12) The Cardinals went .500 this week, taking two of three from the Indians before losing two of three in a big-time series against the Tigers, but still sport the best record in the a half game over the Astros. Matt Holliday has a ridiculous on-base streak still going and are getting production on the mound and at the plate. They will be tested this week, going on a road trip to vs. the Mets, owners of the best home record in baseball, and their crosstown rival Royals over the weekend.

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