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

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Jun 28, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Nationals second baseman

Dan Uggla

(26) celebrates the victor against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Nationals defeated the Phillies, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

6. Los Angeles Dodgers (43-34) The Dodgers went 4-3 this past week, splitting a four-game series with the Cubs before taking two of three from the Marlins. Zack Greinke continues his dominant season, as he has now fired three consecutive shutout starts, throwing 20 ⅔ innings in the process with 19 strikeouts and only three walks and 11 hits. His season ERA sits at a stellar 1.58, which is easily tops in baseball for starting pitchers. The Dodgers will finish their road trip against the Diamondbacks before finishing the first half of the season with a 10-game homestand.

5. Washington Nationals (42-34) The Nationals are on fire once again, going on an eight game winning streak that was ended in the second game of the double-header Sunday against the Phillies. Despite that loss, the Nationals are one of the hottest teams in baseball. Their pitching staff has been dominant, led by Max Scherzer who actually have up some hits and runs over the weekend after his no-hitter last week followed up a one-hitter. Anthony Rendon is finally beginning to come around at the plate as well, as the Nationals offense is finally starting to pick things up as well.

4. Pittsburgh Pirates (42-33) It was a semi-disappointing week for the Pirates, as they lost two of three to the Reds and couldn’t finish off the sweep of the Braves Sunday afternoon, all at home. Their offense still leaves a little bit to be desired, especially Gregory Polanco, who is in an extended slump and hitting only .234 on the season right now. A demotion to Triple-A could be in his future if he doesn’t pick it up at the plate, and clean things up on the basepaths and in the field. Unfortunately for the Pirates, it seems the Cardinals never lose, so despite their 42 wins, they sit 8.5 games behind the Cardinals in the NL Central. They could make some ground up though starting this weekend, when they begin a 10-game homestand.

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