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

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Jun 28, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles outfielders

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(14) celebrate after beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

9. San Francisco Giants (42-35) The Giants won both their series this past week, defeating the Padres and Rockies. The Giants will have some questions to answer soon though, as Tim Hudson’s struggles continued this weekend. The Giants may need to address that sooner than later via trade, as they struck out over the winter during free agency to add a starting pitcher. So far so good though replacing Nori Aoki after having to replace Hunter Pence in the outfield, as Gregor Blanco has filled in nicely.

8. Baltimore Orioles (41-34) The Orioles have been one of the hottest teams in baseball since June 4th, and it continued this past week. They took two of three from the Red Sox before sweeping three games played against the Indians. They have won seven consecutive series, and it has catapulted them into a tie with the Rays atop the AL East. The health of Adam Jones will be something to keep an eye on though, as the Orioles cannot really afford to lose their best hitter from their lineup for an extended period of time. But, the production they have received from Chris Parmelee in the mean time has helped make up for it.

7. Tampa Bay Rays (42-35) It was a tough week for the Rays, who lost series to the Blue Jays and Red Sox this past week. Despite that, they still sit atop the AL East, tied with the Orioles and a half game ahead of the Yankees. The Rays have to do better at home against their divisional foes, as they have already lost a series to each team in the AL East already this season at Tropicana Field and it isn’t even July yet. The pitching will always be there for the Rays, but can they manufacture any more offense? It is tough to imagine guys such as Logan Forsythe, David DeJesus or Brandon Guyer keeping up their production, let alone improving upon them as the season moves forward.

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