Texas still No. 1 in ESPN power rankings

May, 1, 2012
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A 3-3 week on the club's recent homestand wasn't enough to knock the Texas Rangers out of the top spot of the ESPN.com power rankings. Why? Because the Rangers still have the best mark in the majors.

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Rangers radio play-by-play man Steve Busby takes us through Yu Darvish start. Despite the early success, Busby says that if the playoffs started today, Colby Lewis would still be the Rangers' Game 1 starter.

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The top-5:

1. Texas Rangers
2. St. Louis Cardinals
3. Tampa Bay Rays
4. Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Washington Nationals

Voters this week: Jim Bowden of ESPN Insider, Tim Kurkjian of ESPN The Magazine, David Schoenfield of the SweetSpot Blog Network/ESPN.com and Jayson Stark of ESPN.com.

AL West rankings:

1. Texas Rangers
21. Seattle Mariners
22. Oakland A's
24. Los Angeles Angels

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182