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MLB Power Rankings 2021: Phillies shake up NL East race

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For the last three months, the Mets have held a comfortable grip on first place in the NL East.

Yet as we near the stretch run of the 2021 MLB season, the division is up for grabs and may have a new favorite.

The Phillies have come out of the gates hot in August to take hold of first. The Mets have dropped out of the top spot to third place behind a slow start this month.

But this isn't only a two-team race. Following a down first half after coming a game away from the 2020 World Series, the Braves are over .500 for the first time this season. 

This all is happening with the backdrop of a tough stretch coming up for the Mets that could shake up the NL East further.

Here's how all 30 teams stack up in the MLB Power Rankings in the second week of August.

MLB Power Rankings 2021: Phillies shake up NL East race

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