MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Vault Into Top 10

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Jun 7, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; The Detroit Tigers celebrate their victory after the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S Cellular Field. Detroit won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

15. San Diego Padres (29-29) The Padres are back at .500 for the first time since May 19th thanks to series victories over the Mets and Reds. For them to stay there, continued production out of Ian Kennedy and Tyson Ross like they have been receiving recently will go a long way in helping. Also Matt Kemp heating up along with the weather wouldn’t hurt, as he hit only his second home run of the season over the weekend; a sight the Padres would surely like to see more often.

14. Washington Nationals (30-27) This week was a rough one, and the offense not showing up was a big part as they lost series to the Blue Jays and three of four to the Cubs. Anthony Rendon made his much anticipated return to the lineup this week, and should help offset the loss of Jayson Werth. Hopefully he can help jumpstart an offense that has been struggling of late. The Nationals will embark on a lengthy road trip that will last eight games, and starts Tuesday with two against the Yankees. The opener will be must watch baseball as Max Scherzer will be opposed by Masahiro Tanaka.

13. Detroit Tigers (30-28) The Tigers tumble down the rankings continue, as their losing streak hit eight games before they took the last two games of the series against the White Sox. That is a good way to head into a homestand, and will be interesting to see if the Tigers can carry that momentum over and get back on track. Justin Verlander was much better in his second rehab start, and if that continues he should have no problem unseating either the struggling Shane Greene or Anibal Sanchez in the rotation.

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