Take a 108-win season, a World Series title, and a roster that looked very similar to last year's, and it's no wonder that the Red Sox entered 2019 with high expectations.
And while Alex Cora's club still has championship aspirations, their road to October took a detour thanks to a 6-13 start in April — a far cry from their 17-2 start a year ago.
The American League features surprise division leaders like the Mariners, Twins, and Rays, and as teams find their footing, we will start to get an idea as to which clubs are for real — and which teams' success is just an illusion.
All that means that some early-season favorites have been knocked down a few pegs in our MLB Power Rankings, while others have made surprising leaps forward.
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