As NL West battle heats up, Fernando Tatis Jr. has Padres taking over No. 1 spot

by John Smith

While their NL West rivals battled it out over the weekend, the San Diego Padres built up a nine-game winning streak to take the division lead and the No. 1 spot in this week’s MLB power rankings.
Fernando Tatis Jr. had an incredible week, going 15-for-27 with five homers and 14 RBI in seven games against the Giants, Rockies and Mariners. The Dodgers swept the Giants in San Francisco to knock the previous division leaders down to third place.
The Padres will certainly be tested in the coming weeks with series against the Brewers, Astros, Cubs and Mets, while the Dodgers and Giants get another shot at each other with a four-game set this weekend.


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