Red-hot Yankees bump Dodgers from No. 1 spot behind Jeter's lead

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It's time. After 10 straight weeks of Dodgers domination atop the Power Rankings, there is a new No. 1. The Yankees have quietly -- or, at least as quietly as they can do anything -- and methodically climbed to the top of the rankings on the strength of a 47-23 record since mid-May and a 23-7 mark over their past 30 games, both the best in baseball. It doesn't hurt that they've posted the best winning percentage in the majors since the All-Star break while the Dodgers, who hadn't even had a three-game losing streak all year, have now dropped four in a row. They enter play on Thursday with identical records, but there's no doubt the Yankees are the better team right now. This could be a temporary spot, however. The Yanks have a road trip through Chicago and Toronto before going back to New York to try and get their first win of the season against the Red Sox. The Dodgers, meanwhile, get a nice long homestand against the weak sisters of the NL West, the Diamondbacks and Padres. But for this week at least, East Coast trumps West Coast.

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