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MLB Power Rankings: Week 19

Jase Bandelow and Eric Luchetti

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Posted August 14, 2012 11:06 AM EDT

It appears you can split the contenders and pretenders right down the middle at this point in the season. With that being said, there is a lot of fluidity within the two groups because of how close they are in talent and records. Should be fun.

+8

San Francisco Giants

-5

Seattle Mariners

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

66-43 1 1/18
A lot of the focus goes to the pitchers out in DC, but how about the season Adam LaRoche is putting together for the best team in baseball?
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2

63-45 1 1/5
Josh Hamilton is back to his MVP form. The Rangers' center fielder had a monster week, hitting .455 with three home runs and nine RBI.
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3

66-43 2 1/22
Can’t say enough good things about the job Aroldis Chapman has done stepping into the closer’s role.
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4

63-46 1 3/18
I think it is safe to say that the Braves are happy they traded for Paul Maholm. How is Ryan Dempster doing again?
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5

63-45 1 1/11
The Yankees finished a respectable 4-3 during a trip to Detroit and Toronto, only to come home to face the Rangers and Red Sox without their ace pitcher.
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6

59-50 8 4/16
Hunter Pence joined an exclusive club, with Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval, as the only Giants to homer at home since June 29. Doesn’t seem to matter, Giants just keep winning.
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7

60-48 - 3/25
There seemed to be some concern about when slugger Paul Konerko will return from the seven-day disabled list after he suffered a mild concussion last week. But he passed several tests Monday and was cleared to play catch and work out on the exercise bike.Expand Description
There seemed to be some concern about when slugger Paul Konerko will return from the seven-day disabled list after he suffered a mild concussion last week. But he passed several tests Monday and was cleared to play catch and work out on the exercise bike. He did not travel with the team to Toronto, however.Collapse Description
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8

62-46 2 5/27
“It was like getting slapped by your girlfriend in front of your mother.” That is what blowing a 7-1 lead to the Padres feels like, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Quote of the year?
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9

56-52 6 1/15
Evan Longoria came back, and the Rays won all six games last week. This team hung around long enough and now has its big bat back. Watch out.
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10

58-51 2 1/29
Manny Machado was a beast in his first four games in the bigs, hitting three home runs, driving in seven and slugging 1.125 for the contending Orioles.
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11

60-49 1 2/19
On paper, the Cardinals look like they should be dominating the National League Central. But their inability to win close games has been a hindrance all season.
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12

59-50 4 1/21
The Tigers get a brief break from tough scheduling, opening this week against the Twins after facing the Rangers and Yankees last week.
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13

58-51 4 4/28
The A’s received a boost for the pennant race when starter Brandon McCarthy was activated off the DL. Now they just need to figure out who will close games out.
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14

59-51 3 1/19
Hanley Ramirez certainly enjoyed his return to Miami, going 6 for 13 with five RBI as the boys in blue took two of three from the fish.
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15

59-51 2 2/25
The Angels' loss to the Mariners on Sunday was their first in a start by Jered Weaver since May 13 vs. the Rangers, an amazing 12-game streak.
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16

55-54 - 4/22
The D-backs are scheduled to play 53 games in the first 55 days after the All-Star break. Find a better example of the "dog days of summer" cliche.
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17

55-55 - 10/26
Two months ago, the Red Sox had Kevin Youkilis and Will Middlebrooks fighting for time at third base. A couple trades and a broken wrist later, Danny Valencia will now man the hot corner. Ouch!
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18

53-56 1 5/27
You think the Mets' starters would feel more comfortable swimming with sharks or handing the ball to their bullpen with less than a 14-run lead? Push.
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19

49-60 5 5/27
Ryan Howard enjoyed the last Phillies homestand, belting three home runs in a five-game stretch. Same can’t be said for Cliff Lee, who still has not won a game at Citizens Bank Park this season.
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20

53-55 2 7/25
Rough week for the Jays as they finished 1-5 and are all but out of postseason contention.
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21

49-59 4 12/25
Rickie Weeks was moved to second in the order. He better hope that nasty first-half slump is way, way behind him.
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22

49-60 - 6/26
Carlos Zambrano has made the most of his trip to the bullpen. Could this destination be a good permanent match for Big Z?
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23

47-64 3 19/30
Apparently, Clayton Richard and Jason Marquis decided last week was the perfect time to throw complete-game shutouts.
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24

50-59 3 6/29
Travis Hafner is on the shelf with lower back stiffness, his fourth trip to the DL in past two seasons.
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25

51-60 5 18/26
Jesus Montero was one of the few bright spots for the M’s last week, hitting .450 with five runs scored and two big home runs off the nearly unhitable Jered Weaver on Sunday.
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26

48-61 3 22/30
The Twins closed out the week losing four straight.
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27

45-63 - 13/29
Left-hander Will Smith continues to pitch well since his return to the rotation in mid-July.
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28

43-64 - 24/30
After trading Ryan Dempster and Paul Maholm and losing Matt Garza to injury, fans had to think pitching would be an issue. Turns out, the offense is pretty bad, as well.
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29

39-68 - 16/29
The Rockies haven’t had a winning road trip since the end of April. That is, April back in 2011.
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30

36-74 - 22/30
New motto: If you can’t win, raid the Cardinals organization and hope for the best
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Yankees 11 8
Blue Jays 10 9
Red Sox 9 10
Rays 9 10
Orioles 8 9

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 9 6
Royals 9 8
Twins 9 9
White Sox 9 10
Indians 8 10

Western Division

TEAM W L
Athletics 13 5
Rangers 11 8
Angels 8 10
Mariners 7 11
Astros 5 14

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Braves 12 6
Nationals 11 8
Mets 9 9
Marlins 9 10
Phillies 8 10

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 14 5
Cardinals 11 8
Reds 8 10
Pirates 8 11
Cubs 5 12

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 12 7
Giants 11 8
Rockies 10 10
Padres 9 10
Diamondbacks 5 16