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April 21st, 2023 Week 3: MLB News and Rankings

WEEK 3: Major League Baseball News and Rankings

Big week in the MLB with the Tampa Bay Rays maintaining their position as the top team in the weekly MLB power rankings due to their impressive 13-game winning streak at the start of the season.

However, other top-tier teams like the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and Toronto Blue Jays are vying for the top spot.

The Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, and Miami Marlins rose in the rankings after winning their series, while the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants fell after losing theirs.

Week 3 - Power Rankings

  1. TB Rays (14-3)
  2. Atlanta Braves (13-4)
  3. NY Mets (11-6)
  4. Milwaukee Brewers (12-5)
  5. Toronto Blue Jays (10-7) 
  6. NY Yankees (10-6)
  7. Minnesota Twins (10-6)
  8. Texas Rangers (10-6)
  9. Arizona Diamondbacks (10-7)
  10. Cleveland Guardians (9-7)

Individual Performances 

  • Enmanuel Valdez made his MLB Debut for the Boston Red Sox
  • Max Scherzer's (Mets) ejection showed the inconsistencies in MLB's regulation of pitchers' use of grip-enhancing substances
  • On Friday, Johan Oviedo (Pirates), only allowed six hits and one earned run in seven innings, while recording 10 strikeouts. 

Overall, the third week of the 2023 MLB regular season saw a big of drama, exciting starts, and some big changes across the rankings.  

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