MLB Power Rankings (June 17)

1. Cardinals (44-25): They have the second-best ERA and have scored the third-most runs.

2. Braves (41-28): Top pitching staff in majors (3.32 ERA) will eventually get Beachy back.

3. Red Sox (42-29): Carp is hitting .405 with five homers and 12 RBIs in June.

4. Reds (42-28): Phillips, who has never reached 100 RBIs in a single season, is on pace to drive in 130 runs.

5. Tigers (38-29): They average 9.53 strikeouts per nine innings, nearly two more Ks than the major league average.

6. Athletics (42-29): In his last six starts, Colon is 6-0 with a 1.05 ERA.

7. Pirates (41-28): As a team, they have 11 shutouts this year — the most in baseball.

8. Orioles (40-30): Coming off a big series in which they took three of four from the AL East-leading Red Sox.

9. Yankees (38-31): Cano and Gardner have been carrying the offense.

10. Rangers (38-31): They entered the week leading the AL West and ended it three-games back.

11. Rockies (37-33): Tulowitzki and Gonzalez are first and second in the NL in OPS and have a combined 107 RBIs.

12. D-backs (37-32): Goldschmidt has 18 RBIs in June, the second-most in the majors this month.

13. Rays (36-33): They have an important stretch coming up with 10 straight vs. AL East foes.

14. Padres (35-34): Impressive back-to-back sweeps of the Braves and Diamondbacks put them above .500 for first time.

15. Royals (33-34): They have won 10 of 12 games and have an MLB-best 1.80 ERA in June.

16. Giants (35-33): That once-great staff has the second-fewest quality starts in the NL.

17. Nationals (34-34): Rendon has a 10-game hitting streak and has a .361 batting average.

18. Indians (34-34): Kluber has allowed one run or fewer in four of his past five starts.

19. Blue Jays (32-36): Pitching is coming around, holding the Rangers to four runs in a four-game sweep.

20. Phillies (33-37): Lee (8-2, 2.55 ERA) is back in Cy Young contention.

21. Twins (30-36): No starter has more than five wins.

22. Dodgers (29-39): Puig is hitting .479 in June, but they have a .242 team batting average this month.

23. Angels (30-39): Blanton is first AL pitcher to reach 10 losses.

24. Mariners (31-39): Morse has only three home runs since the start of May.

25. White Sox (28-38): They have the third-worst OPS in baseball.

26. Cubs (28-39): They have converted just 48 percent of save chances.

27. Brewers (28-40): Peralta has highest ERA (6.08) among qualified pitchers in the majors.

28. Mets (25-39): They have the worst batting average (.224) in the majors.

29. Astros (26-44): No team is close to their MLB-high 1.52 WHIP.

30. Marlins (21-47): Their .330 slugging percentage is pathetic.

* Records and stats entering Monday’s games

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