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

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May 29, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Kansas City Royals third baseman

Mike Moustakas

(8) high-fives first baseman

Eric Hosmer

(35) after he scored on a hit by center fielder

Lorenzo Cain

(not pictured) against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

6. Washington Nationals (28-22) The Nationals were cooled off a little bit this past week, as they got swept by the Reds over the weekend. They will have to find a way to replace Jayson Werth, who will miss time with a broken wrist. He is joined by Stephen Strasburg, who has a mirade of problems and has looked destined for a DL stint for a couple of weeks now. Surprisingly, Werth will be the more difficult player for the Nationals to replace, as Strasburg has been horrible all season.

5. Los Angeles Dodgers (29-20) They took care of business against the Braves before their much anticipated series against the Cardinals. They ultimately fell, as their offense once again came up short. They managed only six runs against the Cardinals in three games. Clayton Kershaw looked dominant against the Braves, and looks to finally have gotten things going on the mound. Zack Greinke continues to toss gem after gem, as his ERA sits at a stellar 1.48 ERA.

4. Kansas City Royals (29-19) It was a tough week for the Royals, as they got swept by the Yankees to start the week and then won only one of two games against the Cubs, as the third game was postponed. They will need to get things on track quick, as they have series against the Indians and Rangers, two teams playing good baseball. They still have to figure things out at the end of their rotation, where Jeremy Guthrie, Danny Duffy are giving them very little.

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