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MLB Power Rankings for June 1

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

1. San Francisco Giants. Can’t really play .650 ball all season, right? (2)

2. Oakland Athletics. Donaldson’s walkoff blast tames Tigers. (1)

3. Milwaukee Brewers. Is Braun really going to get voted to All-Star Game? Terrible. (4)

4. Detroit Tigers. Pitching collapses to give up 56 runs in six games. (3)

5. Toronto Blue Jays. Incredible month for Encarnacion. (9)

6. Los Angeles Angels. Scioscia makes Pujols take first day off of season. (6)

7. New York Yankees. Betances a surprise stud in setup role. (10)

8. St. Louis Cardinals. Open three-game set in Toronto Friday night. (7)

9. Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryu fell six outs short of sharing Beckett’s glory. (14)

10. Miami Marlins. First in NL East after 53 games. This might not be a joke. (12)

11. Atlanta Braves. Defense failed them at Fenway. (5)

12. Colorado Rockies. Coors fans getting out All-Star vote as trio holds early lead.(8)

13. Texas Rangers. Staff posted 10 shutouts in first 53 games. (20)

14. Chicago White Sox. Abreu can come off DL Monday. (19)

15. Baltimore Orioles. Cruz has proven to be a huge pickup. (13)

16. Washington Nationals. Gio, Zimmerman could hit Syracuse on rehab with Chiefs in Buffalo. (15)

17. Seattle Mariners. King Felix improves to 7-1. (16)

18. New York Mets. Back-to-back gems from Colon, Wheeler. (22)

19. Kansas City Royals. Weird week: Swept at home and outscored, 21-5, by Astros but then snapped Jays’ nine-game run. (17)

20. Boston Red Sox. Responded to 10-game skid with four-game sweep of Braves. (26).

21. Minnesota Twins. Mauer gets booed by hometown fans. Seriously. (11)

22. Philadelphia Phillies. Entered weekend last in NL East – but just four games out. (23)

23. San Diego Padres. I got nothin’. They don’t have much either. (24)

24. Cleveland Indians. At least the stadium mustard is primo. (18)

25. Cincinnati Reds. Stuck in the NL Central mud. (21)

26. Pittsburgh Pirates. See Reds. (25)

27. Tampa Bay Rays. Perennial bad blood with Bosox boils over again. (27)

28. Houston Astros. Altuve leads MLB in hits. (30)

29. Arizona Diamondbacks. Won five of seven in best stretch of season. (29)

30. Chicago Cubs. Theo allows Manny to be Manny as player/coach at Triple-A Iowa. (28)

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