For the first time in a while, the Cleveland Indians have reached the top of ESPN's MLB Power Rankings. Sitting at number two for a few weeks, the Indians finally jumped the Phillies into the top spot. The Indians have had the best record in baseball for some time now and finally got the respect of the ESPN writers.
This is more of a cosmetic stat but still means a lot to the young Indians team. The most important stat right now is the AL Central division. The Tribe currently holds a 7 game lead over the Tigers. This is by far the biggest early lead in the majors. Though still May, a 7 game lead is a lot to overcome. Hopefully the Indians can continue to roll through the weak division the rest of the year.