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

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May 31, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves

A.J. Pierzynski

(15) right is greeted at home plate by shortstop

Andrelton Simmons

(19) and catcher

Christian Bethancourt

(27) in the ninth inning of their MLB baseball game after second baseman

Jace Peterson

(8) (not pictured) hits a three run triple at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

18. San Diego Padres (25-27) It was a good week for the Padres, who took a series from the Angels and then split a four-game series with the Pirates. Justin Upton is riding an eight game hitting streak, during which he has raised his batting average by 29 points to .307. Derrick Norris also hit a walk-off grand slam against the Pirates, as the two have proved to be worthwhile additions by the Padres. This team is right there on the cusp of getting back on track.

17.Seattle Mariners (24-25) The Mariners were able to claw their way back to .500 by sweeping the Rays, but then came up short against the Indians, losing three of four games. Taijuan Walker continues his mind boggling inconsistency, as he tossed eight shutout innings against the Indians, which was the only win for the Mariners against them. Robinson Cano continues to not provide consistent production either, as he had three multi-hit games to go with three hitless games.

16. Atlanta Braves (25-25) The Braves continue to hang around the .500 mark, as they lost a series to the Dodgers but split a four-game one with the Giants. Shelby Miller still has his streak of allowing two earned runs or fewer in to start the season, as he was a tough luck loser against the Giants this week; he gave up only one run but the Braves bullpen imploded and they lost 7-0. They will finish their west coast swing this week when they take on the Diamondbacks before hosting the surging Pirates.

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