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.