MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Continue To Fall

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Jun 20, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) and Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Nick Franklin (2) celebrate after the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. The Rays won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

6. Los Angeles Dodgers (39-31) The Dodgers were able to snap their five-game losing streak against their rival Giants Sunday night to stay atop the NL West. Wins were tough to come by for the Dodgers this week, only winning Sunday and in the series finale against the Rangers on a walk off balk. Even Clayton Kershaw was a little off, surrendering four runs, three earned, against the Rangers including a home run by rookie lefty Joey Gallo. The Dodgers will now get started on a lengthy 10-game road trip, starting in Chicago against the Cubs and then onto Miami to play the Marlins this week.

5. Pittsburgh Pirates (39-30) A losing streak always comes to an end, but for the Pirates thiers ended about as abruptly as one possibly could. After taking four from the White Sox to extend their winning streak to eight, the Pirates were handed an old fashion beat down over the weekend by the Nationals as their offense was nonexistent. Jose Tabata seeming to lean into a pitch is the only thing keep the Pirates from being the latest team to have a perfect game tossed against them, but it wasn’t enough to break up the no-hitter. The Pirates will return home to try and get things back on track.

4. Tampa Bay Rays (40-31) Having two position players of their own, Jake Elmore and Nick Franklin, take the mound this week wasn’t enough to keep them down. Owners of two four-game winning streaks over the past week and a half, the Rays find themselves atop the AL East by a game heading into the week. They are right there with the Astros for surprising division leaders as we head into the end of June as they are getting the job done with a lot of players the casual fan may not be familiar with. Evan Longoria may be the most recognizable name, but without guys like Logan Forsythe and Steven Souza Jr. in the lineup alongside him this Rays team wouldn’t sit in first place.

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