MLB Power Rankings for June 8 - The Buffalo News

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MLB Power Rankings for June 8

(Through Thursday night’s games, last week in parenthesis)

1. San Francisco Giants. Cain has just one win and look where they are. (1)

2. Toronto Blue Jays. Airtight defense not getting noticed through all the offense. (5)

3. Oakland Athletics. Huge homestand opens Friday vs. Yankees, Rangers, Red Sox. (2)

4. Milwaukee Brewers. Only three of next 22 games vs. NL Central foes. (3)

5. Atlanta Braves. Chose Lenny Dykstra’s son in seventh round of draft. (11)

6. Detroit Tigers. Have quickly gone from cruising to crumbling. (4)

7. Los Angeles Angels. Trout closing in on .300. (6)

8. Washington Nationals. Harper using Playstation for rehab on injured thumb. (16)

9. Miami Marlins. At 22-11, still MLB’s best at home. (10)

10. New York Yankees. Betances has 61 Ks, 10 walks in 36 innings of relief. (7)

11. Seattle Mariners. Cano to meet up with old friends at new home come Tuesday. (17)

12. Los Angeles Dodgers. Mattingly clearly feeling heat. (9)

13. Baltimore Orioles. Must make hay when Jays come to town starting Friday. (15)

14. Texas Rangers. Rios’ average is way up, power numbers are way down. (13)

15. Chicago White Sox. Konerko enjoys return to Dodger roots for one series. (14)

16. St. Louis Cardinals. Surprisingly ordinary. (8)

17. Cleveland Indians. Formula to get back in race: They got hot just when the Tigers were getting cold. (24)

18. Pittsburgh Pirates. Polanco is coming from Indy any day now. (26)

19. Kansas City Royals. Davis has five wins, 1.32 ERA and .118 opponents average out of bullpen. (19)

20. Minnesota Twins. Hit weekend in last place but still only five games out. (21)

21. Colorado Rockies. Hit the skids big-time. Farewell, contention. (12)

22. New York Mets. Had .133 average in RISP spots during disastrous series at Wrigley Field. (18)

23. Cincinnati Reds. Cincy reporter goes viral as foul ball destroys laptop in press box. (25)

24. Boston Red Sox. Win streak quickly lost luster in Cleveland. (20)

25. San Diego Padres. Zero change from last week: I got nothin’. (23)

26. Houston Astros. Springer and Singleton: Long-term building blocks. (28)

27. Philadelphia Phillies. Former manager Charlie Manuel joins Twitter at @CMBaseball41 (22)

28. Chicago Cubs. A real live winning streak. Imagine that. (30)

29. Arizona Diamondbacks. Sweep in Denver is first of season. (29)

30. Tampa Bay Rays. Devil Rays-like stunning freefall. Price Sweepstakes is on for contenders. (27)

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