Major League Baseball Power Rankings: All-star edition

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is just around the corner and some teams were light years ahead of the others in the first half of the season, as you'll see in this week's MLB Power Rankings.

David Ortiz, Red Sox riding high ahead of break

Boston Red Sox veteran slugger David Ortiz passed Harold Baines with his 1,689th hit from the DH spot this year. (Mike Stone/Reuters)

The Boston Red Sox are rolling along on the strength of veteran David Ortiz's bat, the Pittsburgh Pirates are starting to show they're for real and the Oakland Athletics are approaching the MLB all-star break in good standing. All of that and more in this week's all-star edition of the Major League Baseball Power Rankings.

*Editor's note: All team records and stats are up to date as of Saturday, July 13.