MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets, New York Yankees Fall Out Of Top 10

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May 24, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; MLB umpire Andy Fletcher (49) talks with Baltimore Orioles center fielder

Adam Jones

(10) during the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

24. Toronto Blue Jays (20-26) They split with the Angels to start the week, then had the misfortune of going up against Felix Hernandez and James Paxton and losing the series to the Mariners. They did happen to snap Paxton’s scoreless inning streak, a small consolation as they still lost the game. The offense is doing everything it can, leading the majors in runs scored but having the second worst team ERA in the majors. If the staff can pick things up they’ll quickly climb the standings as the AL East has been weak.

23. Chicago White Sox (19-22) It was a tough week for the White Sox, as they entered it on a five-game winning streak but were able to extend it only one game before losing five of six. Scoring 16 runs in seven games will do that, as the offense needs to produce better than that. Only two regulars, Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu, are producing consistently at the dish as they need some help from their teammates. A long road trip starts this week, and even though it is not even the end of May, it could make or break the White Sox season as the other teams in the AL Central haven’t shown signs of slowing down.

22. Baltimore Orioles (19-22) The Orioles looked to finally be building some momentum, taking a series from the Mariners but fell on their faces over the weekend, losing two straight to the Marlins to drop that series. That is a poor way to head into such a busy week for the O’s, as they have series against the Astros and Rays sandwiching a doubleheader against the White Sox. They will need strong performances from their starting staff, especially from Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Tillman and Ubaldo Jimenez in the first series as they cannot afford to tax their bullpen with an overloaded slate of games.

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