Power Rankings: Yankees on the Rise

With the Yankees winning 13 straight games and having a month-long stretch that has propelled them into two fights, it has been easy to forget about that other team in the AL East that has been able to counter the rise of the Bombers. .

True, New York is 25-7 since July 27. But that has only helped them go up three games in the divisional fight, because in that same course, the leading Rays are 22-8.

In fact, during the Yankees’ 13-game winning streak, the Rays were up there too. Tampa Bay suffered two losses when the Bombers’ run began, but then had 10 wins in 11 games, going 10-3 in that stretch.

If the division fight goes to the end – the Rays are 6.0 games ahead of the Yankees – the first weekend in October will be quite interesting. Both teams will meet at Yankee Stadium for three games to end the regular season. Will it be there that the title of the East will be defined?

The biggest jump: The Red Sox moved up three spots, from 12 to 9. Since being swept by the Yankees in three games two weeks ago, the Patirrojos have won six of their last nine games. They have also won four of their last six series.

The biggest drop: Three teams dropped two spots: The A’s (9-11), Angels (18-20) and Cubs (24-26). Oakland had lost 11 of its last 15 meetings before a dramatic 3-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday. A game doesn’t define a season, but it’s worth noting that the Athletics needed that win.

Top 5 of the Power Ranking
1. Giants (2 last week)

San Francisco lost heavily to the Braves on Sunday, but they have two other chances to match a franchise record in wins by the end of August. They have 84 wins right now and need another to catch up with the 1962 and 1993 editions, which reached September 1 with 85 wins. Anthony DeSclafani was not on his level in his presentation Sunday in Atlanta, but before that, the Giants’ starters had performed excellently on their recent road trip, going 2-1 with a 1.88 ERA and 40 strikeouts on the road. stretch of nine commitments.

2. Dodgers (1)
The Dodgers were also shut out on Sunday, falling 5-0 to the Rockies. But either way, the champions have won 17 of their 21 games since Aug. 7. However, that didn’t help them gain ground in the fight for the West, where they are 2.5 games behind the Giants. But Los Angeles may already have a pretty good postseason berth. Currently, the Dodgers have an 11.5-game lead over the Reds by the first Wild Card of the Old Circuit.

3. Rays (3)
Tampa Bay has won 11 of its last 12 meetings and has out-scored opponents 88-38 (+50 run differential). Wander Franco is hitting .319 (3-for-113) with 20 RBIs and 29 runs scored during his 29-game hitting streak. It is the longest active chain in the majors.

4. Astros (4)
Houston was crushed by the Rangers 13-2 Sunday, ending a long stretch of seven wins in their previous nine meetings. In that span, he has averaged 6.3 runs per game with a .297 team batting average. For their part, starters posted a 2.62 ERA.

5. Yankees (7)
New York had not suffered consecutive losses in more than a month, before falling in the last two games at Oakland. In any case, that does not detract from the great step that the Bombers have taken. They have won 35 of their last 48 games, a .729 win-loss percentage.

The rest of the 30
6. Brewers (5 last week)
7. White Sox (6)
8. Braves (8)
9. Red Sox (12)
10. Reds (10)
11. Athletics (9)
12. Parents (11)
13. Tiles (13)
14. Sailors (16)
15. Phillies (14)
16. Cardinals (15)
17. Mets (17)
18. Indians (19)
19. Tigers (20)
20. Angels (18)
21. Rockies (21)
22. Twins (23)
23. Royals (25)
24. Marlins (22)
25. Nationals (26)
26. Cubs (24)
27. Rangers (27)
28. Pirates (28)
29. D-backs (29)
30. Orioles (30)

Voters: Alyson Footer, Anthony Castrovince, Jesse Sánchez, Mark Feinsand, Nathalie Alonso, Mike Petriello, Sarah Langs, Andrew Simon, David Venn