MLB Power Rankings: Week 12

By Danny Abriano

Jun 20, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) and St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Kevin Siegrist (46) celebrate their victory over the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals hung on to the top spot despite being swept over the weekend, Toronto surged, and the Rays tumbled.

Here are the rankings for Week 12:

8. Oakland Athletics (44-34)

6              – 2After an incredibly hot stretch that landed them in first place in the A.L. West, Oakland has gone 3-7 over their last 10 games to slip into second place behind the Rangers.9. Baltimore Orioles (42-34)
8              – 1After back to back series wins against Boston and Detroit, the Orioles were swept by sizzling Toronto over the weekend.10. Arizona Diamondbacks (41-34)12            ^ 2With the way the Giants are under-performing, Arizona just might win the N.L. West by default.