Major League Baseball Power Rankings

May 1, 2014

Major League Baseball Power Rankings

By Bob Hurst

Atlanta is knocking on the door for first in rankings, but the Brewers stay on top again.

Here’s a look at how all of the teams rank:

1. BREWERS: Marco Estrada fanned 9 Cubs in win on Saturday.

2. BRAVES: Swept Cincinnati, allowing 1 run in last 2 games of series.

3. RANGERS: Won 9 of 12 after starting season 6-7.

4. ATHLETICS: OF Yoenis Cespedes missed 3 straight games with strained left hamstring.

5. YANKEES: Masahiro Tanaka whiffed a season-high11 Angels batters in win on Sunday.

6. GIANTS: Won fourth straight while selling out an NL record 258th consecutive game.

7. TIGERS: RHP Anibal Sanchez on DL with a blister on his finger.

8. DODGERS: Begin a 9-game road trip this week.

9. CARDINALS: Won series vs. Pirates, shutting them out in both wins.

10. NATIONALS: RHP Doug Fister made first of 2 rehab starts at Class A Potomac.

11. ROCKIES: Won 2 of 3 in weekend series against the Dodgers in L.A.

12. METS: Dillon Gee didn’t top 90 mph, but shut out Marlins in 8 innings.

13. TWINS: They’re first in majors with .353 on-base percentage.

14. ORIOLES: They’re 0-7 in games that they make an error.

15. WHITE SOX: Jose Abreu set MLB rookie RBI record with 31 through Sunday’s game.

16. ROYALS: Omar Infante tied a career high with 6 RBIs in Sunday’s win over Baltimore.

17. PHILLIES: A.J. Burnett has 0.83 ERA in 3 starts since diagnosed with inguinal hernia.

18. BLUE JAYS: Snapped 4-game skid with 7-1 win over Boston.

19. RED SOX: Rank sixth in on-base percentage at .333.

20. RAYS: Matt Joyce led team with .350 average to start the week.

21. PADRES: CF Cameron Maybin played his first game of season, getting 2 hits on Sunday.

22. REDS: Rank 23rd in runs scored.

23. ANGELS: They’ve blown a lead in 10 of first 13 losses this season.

24. INDIANS: John Axford topped AL with 8 saves through Sunday’s games.

25. MARLINS: Their 3.49 ERA ranks ninth in baseball.

26. MARINERS: Kyle Seager hit 5 homers in 4 games, and M’s won 3 of those.

27. PIRATES: Have lost 5 consecutive series going into this week.

28. CUBS: “They’re have been worse starts.” – manager Rick Renteria, after losing16 of first 23 games.

29. ASTROS: Collin McHugh (2-0) has been dominant in 2 starts since recall from Triple-A OKC.

30. DIAMONDBACKS: Last in major leagues with a 5.29 ERA.

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