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Mike Harrington’s MLB Power Rankings for May 4

(Through Thursday night’s games, last week in parentheses)

1. Milwaukee Brewers. K-Rod ties MLB mark with 13 saves before May 1. (1)

2. Oakland Athletics. Swept by Rangers in Coliseum, swept ’em back deep in heart of Texas. (4)

3. Atlanta Braves. Johnson’s three-year deal latest addition to new core. (2)

4. San Francisco Giants. In midst of 10-game roadie that hits Pittsburgh on Monday. (8)

5. Los Angeles Dodgers. Greinke has allowed two runs or fewer in MLB-record 18 straight starts. (6)

6. Detroit Tigers. Hanrahan an interesting signing who could be ready for pen come June. (7)

7. Washington Nationals. Harper toast until July after diving into third. (10)

8. Colorado Rockies. Tulo, Blackmon 1-2 in NL batting for April. (14)

9. New York Yankees. Sabathia is 17-16, 4.83 since start of last year. No small sample size, Bomber fans. (5)

10. New York Mets. Won 15 games in April for first time since 2007. (9)

11. Texas Rangers. Outscored, 25-4, in three home losses to Oakland. (3)

12. Baltimore Orioles. Machado is back and Birdland can exhale. (12)

13. St. Louis Cardinals. It took forever to build but Ballpark Village on site of old Busch is great fun. (11)

14. Los Angeles Angels. Pujols, Trout & Co. hit Toronto for four-gamer that starts Friday. (17)

15. Kansas City Royals. Moustakas with five singles, four homers and .149 average in April. (18)

16. Philadelphia Phillies. Big surprise: Entire NL East at or above .500 entering weekend. (20)

17. Miami Marlins. Fernandez said in spring he wanted 1.95 ERA for season. Currently at 1.59. (25)

18. Chicago White Sox. Two forks up to U.S. Cellular’s loaded baked potato stand behind first base visited last weekend while on hockey duty. (19)

19. Toronto Blue Jays. Bullpen woes killing season. Like watching ‘06 Indians. Same thing. (13)

20. Cincinnati Reds. Chapman hits 101 mph in first rehab outing at Class A Dayton. (21)

21. Minnesota Twins. Pelfrey (0-3, 7.99) looks even worse than he did at end of Mets days. (15)

22. Seattle Mariners. Iwakuma off DL, finally makes season debut. (27)

23. San Diego Padres. Bet StubHub had lots of cheapies for Pads-DBacks weekend showdown. (22)

24. Tampa Bay Rays. Maddon’s kind wordsmithing to describe Fenway visitors clubhouse: “Diminutive.” (23)

25. Boston Red Sox. Too much crabbing about replay. Shut up and play. (24).

26. Cleveland Indians. Dreary start goes even lower as Kipnis heads to DL. (16)

27. Pittsburgh Pirates. Danger zone: Entered weekend in 3-10 rut and already 9½ games out. (26)

28. Chicago Cubs. Four straight with White Sox starts Monday. (28)

29. Houston Astros. We HAVE to say something about them? Every week? (29)

30. Arizona Diamondbacks. Going 8-22 in your first 30 won’t get it done. (30)

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