MLB Power Rankings: Week 17

By Danny Abriano

Jul 26, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Cardinals 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The top five teams and bottom five teams stayed the same, and the Phillies and Giants both took a huge tumble.

Here are the rankings for Week 17:

8. Cincinnati Reds (59-47)

7              – 1While there continues to be space between the Reds and the two best teams in the N.L. Central (St. Louis and Pittsburgh), Cincinnati remains firmly entrenched in the 2nd Wild Card spot (they have a 4.5 game lead on Arizona).9. Baltimore Orioles (58-48)
6              – 3The Orioles have struggled a bit lately, falling to third place in the A.L. East.  They currently lead the 2nd Wild Card race by a single game (they’re tied in the loss column with Cleveland).10. Los Angeles Dodgers (56-48)14           ^ 3Los Angeles has gone 9-1 over their last 10 games to open up a 2.5 game lead over Arizona in the N.L. West.  They welcome the Yankees to Chavez Ravine Tuesday for a 2 game set before hitting the road for 8 games against the Cubs and Cardinals.