A New Team On Top

08/08/2022 A New Team On Top

By: Jeff Yoder

Dodgers Sweep Padres, Cardinals Sweep Yankees & MLB Hierarchy Gets Sudden Change

After a weekend complete with win streaks by the Dodgers and a losing skid from the Yankees, there’s a new top team in baseball. For the first time since April, the Yankees don’t have the best record in the majors. Los Angeles swept the new-look Padres over the weekend in an NL West showdown, and the Dodgers are winners of eight straight and nine of their last ten. They weren’t the only National League division leader to go streaking, though. The Mets won three straight against the Braves to crack 70 wins, and the Cardinals swept the Yankees en route to their seventh straight. We’re a mere 50 days from October, and the standings just got a shakeup.


MLB Playoff Picture


American League

AL East: Yankees (70-39)

AL Central: Twins (57-51)

AL West: Astros (70-40)

Wild Card: Blue Jays (60-48)

Wild Card: Mariners (59-51)


In the Hunt: Rays (58-50), Guardians (56-52), Orioles (56-52), White Sox (55-53), Red Sox (54-56)


National League

NL East: Mets (70-39)

NL Central: Cardinals (60-48)

NL West: Dodgers (75-33)

Wild Card: Braves (64-46)

Wild Card: Padres (61-50)


In the Hunt: Phillies (60-48), Brewers (58-50), Giants (53-55)


Additional Storylines

MLB: Dodgers Make Statement Sweep Over Revamped Padres

Video: Mets Jacob deGrom Breaks Record for Most Strikeouts by a Pitcher in First 200 Starts

CBS Sports: MLB Weekend Recap: Cardinals Sweep Yankees, Phillies Dominate Nationals & More