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Mike Harrington’s MLB Power Rankings

(Through Thursday’s games. Most recent in parentheses.)

1. Atlanta Braves. With East race over, gunning for best record in NL. (2)

2. Detroit Tigers. Miggy has 12 first-pitch home runs. That’s crazy good. (3)

3. Pittsburgh Pirates. Blew big chance to really put Cards away. (1)

4. Los Angeles Dodgers. Two more sick comebacks in sweep of Mets. (8)

5. Boston Red Sox. Stumble in Toronto bodes poorly for October. (4)

6. Texas Rangers. Getting the job done even without Cruz. (7)

7. St. Louis Cardinals. Buffalo-born Siegrist gets first win vs. Bucs. (6)

8. Tampa Bay Rays. Weather might have been only enjoyment out West. (5)

9. Cincinnati Reds. They’re back in NL Central race. (10)

10. Oakland Athletics. Lost two of three vs. Astros after opening 11-1 against them. (9)

11. Baltimore Orioles. Buck has to rethink Johnson as closer. (11)

12. Cleveland Indians. Stopped playing Tigers, started winning again. (12)

13. Kansas City Royals. Did any of their scouts watch Bonifacio in Toronto this year? (13)

14. Arizona Diamondbacks. Still alive after three straight walk-offs against Orioles. (14)

15. New York Yankees. Soriano makes lineup look a whole lot different. (15)

16. Washington Nationals. Storen back in pen after stint in Syracuse. (16)

17. Toronto Blue Jays. Injuries to Rasmus, Johnson came at bad time for Bisons. (17)

18. Colorado Rockies. 5-1 homestand eases sting of 1-9 road trip. (23)

19. New York Mets. Wheeler sensational in 12-K outing in San Diego. (18)

20. Seattle Mariners. Ibanez snaps month-long homer drought. (19)

21. Minnesota Twins. Hard to believe Gardenhire can continue to survive. (26)

22. Los Angeles Angels. Bullpen is just plain terrible. (22)

23. San Diego Padres. Yawn. (21)

24. Philadelphia Phillies. Not Manuel’s fault everyone got old at once. (20)

25. San Francisco Giants. Down to last strike, Sanchez homer stuns Nats’ Soriano. (24)

26. Chicago Cubs. With no wins since April 18, Villanueva shifted to bullpen. (24)

27. Milwaukee Brewers. A-Rod’s peeps ratted out Braun? Fun times. (27)

28. Miami Marlins. Ruggiano snaps 0-for-42 slump, three shy of MLB record. (29)

29. Chicago White Sox. See Padres. (28)

30. Houston Astros. Won two of three in Oakland but still on pace to lose 108. (30)

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