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Angels new No. 1, Jays No. 3 in MLB Power Rankings

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Scott Cullen
5/27/2014 5:37:53 PM
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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have taken over top spot in the TSN.ca MLB Power Rankings, ahead of the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays.

Since starting the year 16-17, the Angels are 12-5 and are getting healthier. They have three starters -- Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Garrett Richards -- with an ERA of 3.00 or better, which complements their productive offence.

The Jays are one of the big risers this week, going from nine to three, as they are currently riding a seven-game winning streak.

After a week in which they had one no-hitter and then flirted with a perfect game the next night, the Los Angeles Dodgers are up from 13 to eight.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are starting to hit, and have won five of six, which is enough to jump from 27 to 17, while the Chicago White Sox moved from 23 to 16, thanks mostly to getting ace Chris Sale back from the disabled list.

After reigning as the number one team for the past three weeks, the Detroit Tigers collapsed, losing seven of eight, to fall from top spot all the way down the nine.

A slump knocks the Colorado Rockies from 10 to 15, and pitching woes bump the Kansas City Royals from 12 to 20.

Injuries continue to plague the San Diego Padres, and they fall from 18 to 23 and the defending champion Boston Red Sox, who had lost nine straight before winning Monday, drop from 20 to 28.

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.

Jered Weaver  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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