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MLB Power Rankings: The Yankees and Mets top the list with the best records in baseball

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The New York Yankees (49-17) and New York Mets (44-24) hold two of the best records in baseball and rank in the USA Today Sports MLB Power Rankings.

The Yankees entered 16-2 on Monday, breaking their nine-game winning streak with the Blue Jays on Sunday and taking an 11-game lead in the American League East.

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The Mets, meanwhile, halved their NL East lead with a series of 14-game victories for the Braves, but entered Monday with a 5 గేమ్-game cushion and NL best record to survive the storm.

See how the USA TODAY Sports nine-person panel voted this week:

Rank (movement from last week)

1. New York Yankees (-)

  • The 49-17 record through 66 games equals the 1998 Yankees.

2. New York Mets (-)

  • MLB’s RBI leader Pete Alonso is receiving MVP anthems at Flushing.

3. Los Angeles Dodgers (-)

  • The four-game set vs. Padres offers NL West the chance to take the lead.

4. San Diego Padres (-)

  • Manny Machado, MVP-type mid-season, sprained ankle, but X-rays were negative, Padres said.

5. Houston Astros (-)

  • Hosts the Mets for a two-game series before returning to City Field next week.

6. Atlanta Braves (+1)

  • After a 14-game winning streak, the Braves are still facing a 5 గేమ్-game deficit until Sunday

7. Toronto Blue Jays (-1)

  • Alek Manoh Sai Young Society is accepting new members.

8. Cardinals of St. Louis (+1)

  • First place is on the line with a four-game set in Milwaukee.

9. San Francisco Giants (+1)

  • The Giants are in Atlanta for a four-game series starting Monday.

10. Tampa Bay Beams (-2)

  • Return to The Troop after a 2-7 road trip to Minnesota, the Bronx and Baltimore.

11. Milwaukee Brewers (+1)

  • Andrew McCutchen hit 395 in his last 12 games with 1.002 OPS.

12. Boston Red Sox (+2)

  • Boston started June 13-4 with a 2.77 Team Era.

13. Philadelphia Phyllis (-)

  • Bryce Harper hit .404 with 1.242 OPS in her first 15 games in June.

14. Minnesota Twins (-3)

  • Byron Buxton’s 1.250 OPS in June was second best in baseball until Sunday.

15. Cleveland Guardians (-)

  • Cleveland put the Twins in first place with 15-4.

16. Los Angeles Angels (-)

  • The Angels are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the World Series title with celebrations this week.

17. Chicago White Sox (+1)

  • In early 2021 the hero Yermin Mercedes claimed the Giants exemptions.

18. Miami Marlins (-1)

  • Sandy Alcantara is 5-0 in his last seven starts (56.2 innings) with a 0.95 ERA.

19. Texas Rangers (-)

  • Disappointed to split the four-game series in Detroit after winning the first two.

20. Arizona Diamondbacks (+1)

  • Buddy Kennedy hits the Grand Slam vs. Twins for his first career home run.

21. Seattle Mariners (-1)

  • Julio Rodriguez is the only player in baseball with 15+ thefts and 30 RBI.

22. Baltimore Orioles (+2)

  • Audley Ruschmann’s first Big-League homer appeared on his 84th plate show.

23. Colorado Rockies (-)

  • Nightmare on Blake Street: The Rockies won 9 in a row over Padres at Coors Field.

24. Pittsburgh Pirates (-2)

  • Jack Zuvinsky became the first rookie in history to have a three-HR game with a walk-off blast.

25. Chicago Cubs (+1)

  • The Cubs ended the Braves’ 14-game winning streak

26. Detroit Tigers (-1)

  • Top Prospect Relay Green has reached base four times in its Big-League debut.

27. Cincinnati Reds (+1)

  • Brandon Drew has scored 30 hits (seven homers) and 23 runs in his last 25 games.

28. Kansas City Royals (+1)

  • Reliever Scott Bar has 1.5 savings and eight savings in 25 games.

29. Washington Nationals (-2)

  • Juan Soto has hit just .172 in his last 28 games, but has 20 RBI in that stretch.

30. Oakland Athletics (-)

  • Followed by a series of 10-game defeats, losing five of their next seven.

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