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MLB Power Rankings for May 11

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

1. Detroit Tigers. With others struggling, have assumed early control of AL Central. (6)

2. San Francisco Giants. Even-numbered year alert. Remember 2010 and 2012? (4)

3. Milwaukee Brewers. Braun comes off DL on Tuesday. (1)

4. Colorado Rockies. Big bats: Arenado with club-record hit streak, Tulo with absurd .608/1.098/1.775 home slashline. (8)

5. Oakland Athletics. Norris, a lifetime .245 hitter, entered weekend at .377. (2)

6. Miami Marlins. First place in NL East through 35 games. Yeah, everyone called that. (17)

7. Washington Nationals. A 3:17 rain delay on a May weeknight is absurd. Just bang it. (7)

8. Baltimore Orioles. Relieved to learn no damage to Wieters’ throwing elbow. (12)

9. New York Yankees. Number retirement will mark full reconciliation with Torre. (9)

10. Atlanta Braves. Scored just 13 runs in seven-game skid. (3)

11. Los Angeles Dodgers. Have played MLB-high nine extra-inning games but are only 3-6. (5)

12. Texas Rangers. Odor comes from Triple-A to take over at second base. (11)

13. Seattle Mariners. Eight shutout innings for Iwakuma in season debut. (22)

14. Toronto Blue Jays. Offense has been hot, pitching now catching up. (19)

15. St. Louis Cardinals. Reliving dramatic NLDS this weekend in Pittsburgh. (13)

16. Boston Red Sox. First walkoff win over Reds since Fisk homer in ’75. (25).

17. Chicago White Sox. Took three of four in crosstown showdown with Cubs. (18)

18. New York Mets. Top prospect Flores gets the call to SS from Las Vegas. (10)

19. Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton targeting May 23 for return. (14)

20. Cleveland Indians. Last in attendance again – by more than 4,000 a game. Hard to fathom. (26)

21. Cincinnati Reds. Eight weeks after spring beaning, Chapman set for return. (20)

22. Kansas City Royals. Haven’t won anything since they ditched powder blues in the ’80s. (15)

23. Philadelphia Phillies. Gave up 31 runs in four losses to Blue Jays. (16)

24. Minnesota Twins. Loved clip of Colabello going deep while broadcast was interviewing parents. (21)

25. San Diego Padres. Kennedy homers, fans 12 and gets no-decision. (23)

26. Tampa Bay Rays. Teams will pounce if they don’t improve and start selling. (24)

27. Pittsburgh Pirates. Brutal schedule: Giants, Cardinals, Brewers, Yankees. (27)

28. Chicago Cubs. The ivy’s the attraction. The team isn’t. (28)

29. Houston Astros. Springer’s first of many MLB homers sparks win in Detroit. (29)

30. Arizona Diamondbacks. Just 3-15 at home. Utter disaster.(30)

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