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MLB power rankings for June 22

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

1. Oakland Athletics. Entered weekend with plus-134 run differential. No one else better than plus-47. (2)

2. San Francisco Giants. At age 32, Machi has 0.29 ERA. (1)

3. Milwaukee Brewers. Lucroy’s slam a real take-that to Diamondbacks’ plunkings. (3)

4. Toronto Blue Jays. Molten May, utter regression to the mean in June. (4)

5. Kansas City Royals. Change in hitting coaches spurred stunning win streak. (15)

6. Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw’s no-no deserved to be a perfecto. He was that good. (14)

7. New York Yankees. Hit Rogers Centre for rematch with Jays on Monday. (12)

8. Los Angeles Angels. Better fix the bullpen. (5)

9. Detroit Tigers. Have endured 10-20 collapse. (6)

10. St. Louis Cardinals. Skipping Wacha’s turn today to keep workload in check. (13)

11. Washington Nationals. Strasburg reflective upon death of mentor/college coach Gwynn. (7)

12. Baltimore Orioles. Tommy John surgery shelves Wieters until spring. (9)

13. Atlanta Braves. Nightcap of day/night DH following NHL Draft on Saturday in Philly? Thank you very much. (8)

14. Cleveland Indians. Swisher’s walkoff slam a brief respite from critics. (16)

15. Miami Marlins. Heaney outdueled by Mets’ Wheeler in strong MLB debut. (10)

16. Seattle Mariners. Can’t struggle with Padres when on fringe of wild-card race. (11)

17. Pittsburgh Pirates. Resisting urge to change his name to Gregory Clemente Polanco. (20)

18. Cincinnati Reds. Mediocrity reigns for 70 games. (21)

19. Texas Rangers. With Arencibia in minors, ex-Bison Gimenez sharing catching duties. (19)

20. Chicago White Sox. An 11-game roadie wraps up this weekend in Toronto. (17)

21. Colorado Rockies. They had no chance against Kershaw. None. (22)

22. Boston Red Sox. After six on West Coast, open three-game set Friday in Bronx. (25)

23. Philadelphia Phillies. Will host top NHL draft picks for batting practice on Wednesday. (27)

24. Minnesota Twins. Gave up five runs in three games at Fenway — and got swept. (18)

25. New York Mets. Dominant frying of Fish by Wheeler with three-hit shutout. (26)

26. Houston Astros. Join Nats as MLB examples of Sabres’ model of building through high draft picks. (23)

27. Chicago Cubs. Samardzija turns down extension, trade talks heat up. (28)

28. San Diego Padres. Wonderful tributes by baseball world and at Petco for Mr. Padre. RIP. (29)

29. Arizona Diamondbacks. Hit weekend 18-18 on road and MLB-worst 13-27 at home. (27)

30. Tampa Bay Rays. Maddon tries pregame “Spring Training in June” drills. Good luck with that. (30)

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