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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts reacts after his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Philadelphia.

MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers and Yankees Flip-Flop at the Top

For the second straight week, we have a new No. 1 team.

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Houston Astros Hammer Five Homers in Franchise Record Inning

The Astros historic second inning home run barrage dooms the Red Sox, Houston wins 13-4 over Boston.

Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi (17) delivers a pitch.

Astros SP Jake Odorizzi Carted Off Field After Apparent Leg Injury

The 32-year-old needed a stretcher to leave Fenway Park on Monday after taking an awkward step off the mound.

New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in New York.

MLB Power Rankings: The Dodgers Are Finally Dethroned

For the first time all season, we have a new No. 1 team. Plus, two AL West teams enter the top five.

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5.

The Yankees Are the Class of MLB This Season

Plus, notes on the return of glove-first shortstops and Angels outfielder Taylor Ward’s breakout year.

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman with Houston Astros owner Jim Crane

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Claps Back at Astros Owner

Cashman didn't hold back when responding to Jim Crane's comments regarding the Yankees letter and involvement in the sign-stealing scandal this week

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Astros-Twins, A’s-Tigers, Royals-Rangers Bets

Bets and analysis for Wednesday’s Astros-Twins, A’s-Tigers and Royals-Rangers matchups.

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MLB Power Rankings: The Breakouts and Busts Are Shaking Things Up

Nasty Nestor Cortes Jr. is leading the dominant Yankees, while the underperforming José Berríos is hurting the Blue Jays

Mar 15, 2022; Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach Brent Strom works with pitcher Matt Peacock during spring training practice at Salt River Fields.

Raising Arizona: How Brent Strom Is Fixing the Diamondbacks

The 73-year-old pitching whisperer came out of his brief retirement to remake the worst pitching staff in MLB.

Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, left, and Jeremy Pena celebrate Pena’s home run against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Houston.

Blue Jays-Guardians, Tigers-Astros, Rockies-Diamondbacks Plus-Money Bets

Bets and analysis for Friday’s Blue Jays-Guardians, Tigers-Astros and Rockies-Diamondbacks bets, all with plus-money odds.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Corey Kluber works from the mound against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April, 22, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Sweeper Is MLB’s Trendiest Pitch, But It’s Not Entirely New

Slider-curve hybrids have been around for decades. Corey Kluber won two Cy Youngs with one. Why is this catching on now?

New York Yankees’ Isiah Kiner-Falefa (12), Giancarlo Stanton, center, and Tim Locastro celebrate after their baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. The Yankees won 3-0.

World Series Future Odds: Dodgers Lead Field, Yankees Making Push

The Dodgers (+400) are the heavy favorites at SI Sportsbook after the first month of the season to win the World Series, followed by the Yankees (+750) and Blue Jays (+750).

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Dodgers: Member of 1981 Championship Team Has Historic Moment on Tuesday Night

Dusty Baker became the first Black manager to win 2,000 games as a manager.

Astros manager Dusty Baker claps to the fans while walking off the field.

Dusty Baker Becomes First Black Manager to Win 2,000 Games

He’s just the 12th man ever to reach the milestone.

Angels’ new leadoff hitter Taylor Ward is a big reason why they’re in first place.

MLB Power Rankings: Angels Surge Behind Baseball’s Best Offense

For the first time in Mike Trout’s career, Los Angeles begins May in first place in the AL West.

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What We Learned About Release Of 'Yankee Letter'

Information from the highly-anticipated "Yankee Letter" were unveiled on Tuesday with details on the sign-stealing scandal that involved the Astros and Red Sox

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Kyle Tucker, Giancarlo Stanton Among Buy-Low Candidates After Slow Starts

And if you've got any of these five early disappointments, don't give up on them just yet.

Seattle Mariners’ Jesse Winker, front right, is lifted by Ty France as he celebrates a win over Kansas City Royals in 12 innings of a baseball game, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Seattle.

MLB Power Rankings: The Mariners Crack the Top 10

Seattle’s offense has it on the rise, while the White Sox and Braves suffered the steepest declines.