MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Barely Stay In Top-10

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Jun 28, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels celebrate with third baseman

Kyle Kubitza

(18) and right fielder

Kole Calhoun

(56) after winning in the tenth inning off a wild pitch by Seattle Mariners relief pitcher

Tom Wilhelmsen

(54) at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.Angels won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

18. Arizona Diamondbacks (36-39) Everytime the Diamondbacks get towards the elusive .500 mark, they fall multiple games back. This time they lost series to the Rockies and Padres to keep them away from that plateau. Their offense just was not able to get it done and keep pace with the Rockies in Coors Field, and they came up a little short against the Padres as well. They were a part of MLB history though, as the first De La Rosa vs. De La Rosa pitching matchup took place, as their Ruby De La Rosa went up against the Rockies’ Jorge De La Rosa. Neither player factored in the decision though, as the Diamondbacks bullpen blew the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning.

17. Texas Rangers (38-38) Could the Rangers cinderella run be coming to an end? They were looking good and even in talks in a potential trade for Cole Hamels, but this past week may put a damper on some things. They have lost eight of their last 10 games, including getting swept by the Athletics this past week. This upcoming week will be an important one to judge if the Rangers are truly contenders or not, as they need to start stringing together some wins again so that they do not fall too far behind the Astros in the AL West or other AL Wild Card contending teams.

16. Los Angeles Angels (39-37) The Angels had a good week, defeating two divisional foes in the Astros and Mariners to get back over .500. The Angels can thank their pitchers for the wins this week, as they gave up more than three runs only once in the week when the Astros jumped on C.J. Wilson. A series to start the week against the Yankees is an important one as both teams try and get some traction in the AL playoff picture. Picking up wins over teams you’ll be facing off against is never a bad thing. Andrew Heaney will look to have another strong start for the Angels as well, as his debut with the team was a great one against the Astros, giving up one run over six innings.

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