Phillies Highlight First TBOH MLB Power Rankings

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Apr 29, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (6) is mobbed by his team after hitting a game winning home run during the eleventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (6) is mobbed by his team after hitting a game winning home run during the eleventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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10. DETROIT TIGERS

Apr 29, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Cabrera (24) waits for his turn to bat before the game with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Photo Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports)
Apr 29, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Cabrera (24) waits for his turn to bat before the game with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Photo Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Detroit Tigers are at 12-10 and in 2nd place, three games off the pace in the American League Central Division. The Tigers are 9th in baseball with a +13 run differential, and have won three games in a row heading into Saturday action.

Miguel Cabrera has begun to heat up, which is going to make a tough lineup even more difficult for opposition pitchers to navigate. DH Victor Martinez, 2nd baseman Ian Kinsler, 3rd baseman Nick Castellanos, right fielder J.D. Martinez, and surprising catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia are already off hot.

Jordan Zimmermann has been their best starting pitcher by far, and setup man Justin Wilson has been lights out. If the Tigers are going to climb in the rankings and the standings, they are going to need more from starters Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez, closer Francisco Rodriguez, and outfielder Justin Upton.

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