With baseball’s best record, the Yankees just continue to look better

The New York Yankees have baseball’s best record at 39-15 entering Monday and overtook the Los Angeles Dodgers to earn the No. 1 spot in this week’s MLB power rankings.

The Yankees won six in a row last week with home sweeps of the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers, and now head to Minnesota for a three-game set with the Twins.

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Fans in the Bronx are dreaming of the team’s first trip to the World Series since 2009.

“The more we dominate here, the more the city is going to buzz and the fanbase is going to buzz,” first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. “The lights shine brighter when the fans are in it. It’s definitely intimidating on the other side.”

DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge celebrate a win against the Angels.

Here’s how USA TODAY Sports’ eight-person panel voted this week:

Rank (movement from last week)

1. New York Yankees (+1)

2. Los Angeles Dodgers (-1)

3. New York Mets (-)

4. Houston Astros (+1)

5. San Diego Padres (-1)

6. Milwaukee Brewers (-)

7. Toronto Blue Jays (+3)

8. St. St. Louis Cardinals (+1)

  • Nolan Gorman through 14 big-league games: .304 average, 3 HR, 10 RBI, .950 OPS.

9. Tampa Bay Rice (-2)

10. San Francisco Giants (+2)

11. Minnesota Twins (-3)

12. Atlanta Braves (+1)

13. Boston Red Sox (+1)

14. Los Angeles Angels (-3)

15. Chicago White Sox (-)

16. Philadelphia Phillies (+2)

17. Texas Rangers (-)

18. Cleveland Guardians (+1)

19. Arizona Diamondbacks (-3)

20. Seattle Mariners (+2)

21. Miami Marlins (-1)

22. Pittsburgh Pirates (+3)

  • Jack Suwinski’s last 12 games: 13-for-37, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 1,076 OPS

23. Baltimore Orioles (+1)

24. Colorado Rockies (-3)

25. Chicago Cubs (-2)

26. Detroit Tigers

27. Washington Nationals (+1)

28. Oakland Athletics (+1)

29. Cincinnati Reds (-2)

30. Kansas City Royals (-)

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: MLB power rankings: Yankees, Aaron Judge take back top spot

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