MLB Power Rankings (May 6)

May 6, 2013

1. Rangers (20-11): They allowed only four runs in a three-game sweep of the Red Sox.

2. Red Sox (20-11): They have a 10-5 record against the AL East.

3. Cardinals (20-11): After sweeping the Brewers, they’re riding a six-game win streak.

4. Giants (19-12): Back-to-back sweeps of the Dodgers and D-backs put them atop the NL West.

5. Braves (18-12): Hudson (4-1, 3.83 ERA) earned his 200th win last week vs. the Nats.

6. Tigers (19-11): They have won nine of their past 10 games and are averaging 5.5 runs a game.

7. Yankees (18-12): Kuroda, 38, has a 5-0 record with a 1.82 ERA in his past five starts.

8. Nationals (17-15): They’re ranked 28th in the majors with a .231 batting average.

9. Reds (18-14): Starters have a 3.22 ERA, which is second-best in the NL.

10. Athletics (18-14): Despite hitting .251 as a team, they have an MLB-most 171 runs scored.

11. Orioles (19-13): Jones (.331 batting average) has a hit in every game this month.

12. Rockies (18-13): Seven players with at least 20 games played are hitting .295 or better.

13. Royals (17-10): Cain is having a breakout season (.341, 16 RBIs).

14. D-backs (16-15): Corbin, 23, is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA.

15. Pirates (17-14): Teams are hitting .233 against their pitching.

16. Brewers (14-16): They’ve had two five-game losing streaks and a nine-game winning streak already this year.

17. Twins (13-14): They have the second-best bullpen ERA (2.56) in the majors.

18. Rays (14-16): Price (1-3, 6.25 ERA) has really struggled.

19. Indians (14-14): They have hit an AL-most 40 homers as a team.

20. Phillies (14-18): Allowed 14 runs to the Marlins on Sunday.

21. Dodgers (13-17): When is their offense going to start hitting?

22. Mariners (15-18): They have won six of their past eight games.

23. White Sox (12-17): They rank 29th in runs (102) and average (.229).

24. Mets (12-16): The last series they won was in mid-April.

25. Angels (11-20): They have lost nine of their past 12 games.

26. Padres (13-18): Volquez has won his past three starts.

27. Blue Jays (11-21): Happ is their only starter with a sub-4.50 ERA.

28. Cubs (11-20): Starters have been solid (18 quality starts).

29. Marlins (10-22): In seven starts, Slowey has a 1.81 ERA but only one win.

30. Astros (8-24): They have one win in their past 11 games.

* Records through Sunday

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