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MLB Power Rankings: Arizona Diamondbacks Drop to 18

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Jun 20, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks mascot D. Baxter looks on during the game against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The latest edition of MLB Power Rankings are out and it was a steep decline for the Arizona Diamondbacks. After rising up to #14 last week, the D-backs slipped four spots to #18 this week. This comes on the heels of a 2-5 road trip where they split a four game set with the unranked Colorado Rockies and then were swept by the highly-ranked Chicago Cubs. On the heels of their conquering of the D-backs, the Cubs moved up to #6.

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This week, Arizona faces division rivals with the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on tap for three games each at Chase Field.  The Giants continue their slide down the rankings, falling all the way to 14 this week. Meanwhile, the Dodgers once again are among the elite, moving up to #5. As for the San Diego Padres, it is another week holding down the fort at #19. The Snakes’ opponents next week are the Padres at home and the Giants at AT&T Park.

The Boston Red Sox returned to the land of the unranked meaning no division has all of its teams in the Top 20. In addition to the National League West, the American League East and the American League Central place four teams apiece among the ranked. The National League East remains the only division with only two teams; however both of them reside in the Top 10 with the New York Mets at #8 and the Washington Nationals at #10. Perhaps the strangest thing about this poll is not seeing the Detroit Tigers anywhere, considering how much of a powerhouse the team has been over the past decade.

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