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

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May 30, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher

Mark Melancon

(35) and catcher

Francisco Cervelli

(29) celebrate their 5-2 defeat of the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

12. Chicago Cubs (26-22) The Cubs may have lost the series to the Nationals, but they were in every game and could have easily won all three. They then split with the Royals, as the third game was postponed. They showed they are up for the task of competing with the upper echelon teams in the majors, and are a team to keep an eye on. The bullpen is still a little shaky, but this team has an extremely deep farm system if they want to dip into the trade market and add to their current team.

11. Los Angeles Angels (27-24) The Angels sit at a season-high three games over .500 thanks in part to a four-game sweep over the Tigers. It was a solid bounce back after a poor series against the Padres, where they lost two of three games. Houston Street saved the final three wins against the Tigers, as that blip of consecutive blown saves looks to be safely behind him. They are looking strong right now and are real threats to the Astros out west.

10. Pittsburgh Pirates (26-24) The Pirates are playing strong baseball right now, led by Andrew McCutchen finding his stroke at the plate. He has his batting average up to a respectable .275 after entering May with a .194 batting average, and it will continue to climb as his numbers are beginning to look more like what the Pirates have been accustomed to seeing from the former MVP. Charlie Morton has come firing off the DL, going 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 14 innings, just adding more production to what has been a strong Pirates staff all season long.

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