MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Take A Little Tumble

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May 17, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) congratulates center fielder Shane Robinson (21) after scoring in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

12. San Francisco Giants (20-19) The Giants split a two-game series with the Astros they took three of four from the Reds over the weekend. They will continue to get a boost this week as Hunter Pence comes off the DL and it couldn’t have come at a better time as the Giants have a big series to start the week against the NL West leading and rival Dodgers. If he can’t get it going there, he has a chance to do it in the friendly hitting confines of Coors Field.

11. Tampa Bay Rays (21-18) The surprise second place team currently in the AL East, the Rays pulled closer to the division leading Yankees by taking three of four to start the week. Losing two of three to the Twins hurts a little, but taking three of four from the Yankees is big. They have a strong chance of pulling even closer, if not even taking over the Yankees, as they play the Braves and reeling Athletics this week.

10. Minnesota Twins (21-17) The Twins played the Tigers tough to start the week, losing in extras then picking up a win before getting blown out in the series finale. They bounced back taking two of three from the Rays to finish the week with a .500 record. They have a short, but tough week ahead, as they will go on the road against the desperate Pirates before paying a visit to the surging White Sox.

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