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Tigers hold off A's for top spot in MLB Power Rankings

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Scott Cullen
5/20/2014 5:38:42 PM
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The Detroit Tigers, Oakland A's and Atlanta Braves remain in the top three spots of the TSN.ca MLB Power Rankings, the same order as a week ago, but plenty of changes follow.

The L.A. Angels of Anaheim jump from 11 to four, winning even as centre fielder Mike Trout is mired in a slump.

Moving up, from 13 to eight, the St. Louis Cardinals are improving and got left-handed starter Jamie Garcia back from injury.

Now within a game of the AL East lead, the Toronto Blue Jays rise from 14 to nine and haven't lost anything, yet, with Anthony Gose replacing Colby Rasmus in centre field.

Results have been slow to come for the Cincinnati Reds, but they're getting healthier, with catcher and starting pitching Tony Cingrani coming off the DL; those moves contribute to the Reds vaulting from 19 to 10.

Despite an injury to staff ace Andrew Cashner, the San Diego Padres are up, from 27 to 18, thanks to third baseman Chase Headley and left-fielder Carlos Quentin returning from injuries.

Heading the other way, the Los Angeles Dodgers, beaten by 10 runs or more twice in one week, fall from seven to 13.

Injuries continue to plague the Washington Nationals, who fall, from nine to 16, on Gio Gonzalez joining the DL, and the Baltimore Orioles, losers of six of the past eight games, are down, from 10 to 17.

Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook.

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