MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets, New York Yankees Have Up And Down Week

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May 31, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop

Jhonny Peralta

(27) hits a one run single off of Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher

Yimi Garcia

(not pictured) during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Dodgers 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

3. Minnesota Twins (30-19) The Twins just continue winning, as they now lead the AL Central by .5 game over the Royals. They have done it by running through the AL East, sweeping the Red Sox then taking two of three from the Blue Jays. They have received great efforts from Kyle Gibson and Mike Pelfrey in the rotation, and Glenn Perkins has developed into one of the better closers in baseball.

2. Houston Astros (31-20) The Astros had a tough week, losing series to the White Sox and Orioles. They also lost Scott Feldman to injury, as he will be out 4-6 weeks because of an injury to his medial meniscus. That should guarantee youngster Lance McCullers will remain in the starting rotation. Dallas Keuchel continues to shine on the mound as well, as he pushed his record to 7-1 over the weekend defeating the White Sox.

1. St. Louis Cardinals (33-17) The Cardinals reclaimed the top spot in our MLB Power Rankings after sweeping the Diamondbacks and then winning the weekend series against the Dodgers. Michael Wacha is leading the charge of the best pitching staff in terms of ERA, as he is tied for second in the majors with wins at seven. That is helping to offset the offense, which is middle of the road right now in runs scored, but is fourth in the majors with a .267 batting average.

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