The 2012 MLB Interleague schedule is now complete and the A.L. teams clearly had the upper hand, again.
The A.L. went 142-110 in the 252 Interleague games that were played in stints from May 18-20 and June 8-24, a year after the A.L. went 131-121 and two years after the A.L. went 134-118.
The A.L. hasn’t lost the season series since 2003, extending its all-time Interleague advantage to 2,081-1,883 (.525). Now let’s get to this week’s MLB Power Rankings!
- New York Yankees (43-28) - The Bombers teed off on R.A. Dickey and have a 2.5 game lead in the A.L. East.
- Texas Rangers (45-28) - Feasted on the bottom feeders of the N.L. recently, but interleague play is now over. Getting Roy Oswalt will help.
- Washington Nationals (41-29) - Made it through a brutal stretch of games and kept their lead in the N.L. East.
- Los Angeles Angels (40-33) - That tough start is now a distant memory. This team’s on a good roll and gaining momentum.
- Los Angeles Dodgers (43-30) - A 1-5 slide and a tough stretch of games coming up with Matt Kemp still out could knock them off their perch atop of the N.L. West.
- Baltimore Orioles (41-31) - I don’t think a collapse is coming in 2012 and the scrappy Orioles are going to remain in the mix all season.
- Tampa Bay Rays (40-32) - Need to get Evan Longoria back in the lineup if they want to catch the Yankees.
- San Fransisco Giants (40-33) - Starting a huge series against the Dodgers and I think they have a shot at knocking the Dodgers of their perch in the N.L. West.
- New York Mets (39-33) - Scrappy Mets apparently not going away anytime soon.
- Chicago White Sox (38-34) - The trade for Kevin Youkilis will ……Click Here To See The Complete MLB Power Rankings!