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MLB Power Rankings for May 25

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

1. Oakland Athletics. Entered weekend with plus-96 run differential – and no one else was better than plus-42. (4)

2. San Francisco Giants. Folks out West already talking Bay Bridge Series on 25th anniversary of earthquake. (2)

3. Detroit Tigers. Hit first big bump of season getting swept in Cleveland. (1)

4. Milwaukee Brewers. Braun’s sore oblique a growing concern. (3)

5. Atlanta Braves. Release of drawings sparks buzz for ’17 opening of new suburban ballpark, mixed-use development. (5)

6. Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton’s rehab hits Triple-A Salt Lake City. (7)

7. St. Louis Cardinals. Heating up as Yankees, Giants hit town this week. (12)

8. Colorado Rockies. Suspicion of home hanky-panky growing for both Rox and Marlins. (6)

9. Toronto Blue Jays. Biggest weekend with A’s since 1992 ALCS. (13)

10. New York Yankees. Spent full week in Chicago at both parks. Bet they ate well. My kind of town. (11)

11. Minnesota Twins. Memo to Yankees fans: Hughes is 5-0, 1.60 in last six starts. (21)

12. Miami Marlins. Entered weekend with MLB-high 19 home wins. Uh-huh. See Rockies above. (17)

13. Baltimore Orioles. Machado batting just .229 for first 20 games. (8)

14. Los Angeles Dodgers. With record barely above .500, heat has to rise around Donnie Baseball. (10)

15. Washington Nationals. Nine-game homestand vs. Marlins, Rangers, Phillies a big chance to build some needed momentum. (9)

16. Seattle Mariners. Cano keeps getting on base, but power getting swallowed by big home ballpark. (15)

17. Kansas City Royals. Couldn’t wait any longer for demoted Moustakas to snap his slump. (16)

18. Cleveland Indians. Hoping walkoff balk in 13th inning vs. Tigers might be season-turning win. (23)

19. Chicago White Sox. Abreu’s injury opens Rookie of the Year path for Yankees’ Tanaka. (19)

20. Texas Rangers. They’re Texas Toast after news of Fielder’s surgery. (18)

21. Cincinnati Reds. Cueto proved he was human in loss to Nats. (24)

22. New York Mets. Harvey wants to make starts in August. (20)

23. Philadelphia Phillies. Rollins will pass Schmidt for franchise hit mark in next couple weeks. (25)

24. San Diego Padres. Were shut out or scored just one run in 15 of first 48 games. (22)

25. Pittsburgh Pirates. Keeping OF stud Polanco buried in Indy to preserve arbitration status. Bozos. (27)

26. Boston Red Sox. First winless homestand of at least six games since 1994. (14).

27. Tampa Bay Rays. Solid return to the rotation for Cobb. (26)

28. Chicago Cubs. Samardzija should only laugh at his incredibly bad luck. (29)

29. Arizona Diamondbacks. La Russa has a lot of work to do with this bunch. (28)

30. Houston Astros. A hundred losses, here they come – again. (30)

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