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

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May 30, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher

Aroldis Chapman

throws against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park. The Reds won 8-5. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

27. Oakland Athletics (20-33) The Athletics were last place in our MLB Power Rankings last week, so like everyone else who has been in that spot that put up a stronger than normal week. They won the first game of their series against the Tigers, and then took three of four from the Yankees over the weekend. Sonny Gray continues to look the part of a Cy Young candidate, as he won his sixth game of the season over the weekend to go with a 1.82 ERA.

26. Boston Red Sox (22-29) It was a horrible week for the Red Sox, who were dismantled by the Twins, getting swept, and then losing three of four to the Rangers. They struggled in every facet of the game, as their offense struggled and their pitching wasn’t far behind. Clay Buchholz has had his ERA drop for four consecutive starts which is encouraging though. Also, at the plate, Hanley Ramirez has looked to be past his shoulder injury, as he hit his first home runs of May in the final weekend of the month.

25. Cincinnati Reds (22-27) The Reds were able to snap their nine-game losing streak against the Rockies, but still lost the series. Out of nowhere then they swept the Nationals over the weekend, which was a surprise for everyone. It will take more than that though to save Bryan Price, whose seat is as hot as anyone’s in the majors. They also have to be a little nervous about Johnny Cueto, who looks like he is set to make his next start Tuesday but whenever there are questions with an elbow teams have to be weary.

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