The Sox have moved up from 12th to 9th in AL power rankings. Boston has won 7 of their last 9 and pitching has come around in that time. A move up in the list still does not surpass any other AL East team. A surprising team has topped out the list, the Baltimore Orioles.
1. Baltimore Orioles 2 (Last week) Johnson knows how to close games.
2. Tampa Bay Rays 3 Overcoming long injury list.
5. Toronto Blue Jays 6 Lawrie wisely dropped his appeal.
6. New York Yankees 4 Offense too reliant on home runs.
Don't expect the Orioles to hold that top spot for much longer.