MLB Power Rankings: Cardinals Stay Hot

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Jun 5, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong (16) and right fielder Jason Heyward (22) celebrate after the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

‘Twas another wild week for America’s Pastime as baseball saw its first ambidextrous pitcher since the year I was born, 1995.

Pat Venditte was called up this week and threw two scoreless frames for the Athletics, using both his left and right arms in through the night. He became the first ambidextrous pitcher since Greg Harris and only the sixth switch pitcher in MLB history.

And some teams just don’t want to wait for the trade dealing to retool their team. The slumping Seattle Mariners worked out a trade with Arizona Diamondbacks that sent power hitting Mark Trumbo & pitcher Vidal Nuno to for catcher Wellington Castillo, RHP Dominic Leone, and two solid prospects.

Not much movement at the top of the list and the top ten are really beginning to settle in, especially the Cardinals, Giants and Pirates. Still the Twins and Yankees continue to surprise baseball as they won’t stop winning.

Biggest Jump: Red Sox, Padres, Rangers and Yankees (4 spots each)

Biggest Drop: Seattle Mariners (8 spots)

Without further ado, here are this weeks’ MLB Power Rankings: