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MLB Power Rankings Week Seven: Brewers, A's remain on top

The impressive thing about the Milwaukee Brewers and the Oakland A’s is the fact that they keep playing the best baseball despite the fact that they are not full strength. Injuries have hit the Brewers hard of late, with Ryan Braun out for the last week and closer Francisco Rodriguez headed to the disabled list. The A’s are down three starting pitchers, carrying the banner of the “year of Tommy John surgery,” and yet they just keep winning with authority.

At the top we also have the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants. They round out a top four that, for now, has distinguished itself from the rest of the pack.

Surprises on the plus side include the Colorado Rockies, who continue to enjoy one of the best run differentials in baseball. There is still a wait and see approach with them because they must prove they can consistently win away from Coors Field. Then there is the Miami Marlins, a team that has also enjoyed a huge home field advantage thus far. Is this another year where the Marlins win with a bunch of young guys you have never heard of?

Finally there are significant surprises on the wrong side of things. The St. Louis Cardinals continue to tread water around the .500 mark. The Los Angeles Dodgers are reeling after the Giants beat them up again this past weekend. How will these rankings change if those teams click? With one quarter of the season behind us, the benefit of the doubt will hit its expiration date soon.

MLB Power Rankings Week Seven

1. Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers (24-14, no change)

2. Oakland Athletics Oakland A’s (23-15, no change)

3. Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers (21-12, no change)

4. San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (24-14, no change)

5. Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles (20-15, +8)

6. Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves (21-15, +1)

7. Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies (23-17, +2)

8. Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels (19-17, +3)

9.  Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers (20-19, -4)

10. Washington Nationals Washington Nationals (19-18, -4)

11. New York Yankees New York Yankees (19-17, -1)

12. Texas Rangers Texas Rangers (19-19, -4)

13. St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals (19-19, -1)

14. Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox (19-18, no change)

15. Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds (17-19, no change)

16. Miami Marlins Miami Marlins (20-18, +2)

17. Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners (19-18, +5)

18. Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals (18-19, -2)

19. New York Mets New York Mets (17-19, no change)

20. Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies (17-19, no change)

21. Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays (18-20, no change)

22. Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (16-22, -5)

23. Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox (19-20, no change)

24. Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins (17-19, no change)

25. Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians (18-20, +1)

26. Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates (16-21, -1)

27. San Diego Padres San Diego Padres (18-21, no change)

28Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks (15-25, +1)

29. Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs (12-24, -1)

30. Houston Astros Houston Astros (12-16, no change)

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