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Mike Harrington’s Power Rankings for May 10

(Rankings through Thursday’s games. Last week in parentheses.)

1. St. Louis Cardinals. Sprinted out of gate 20-6 for best start in franchise’s storied history. (3)

2. Kansas City Royals. Series to watch this week: Visit by Yankees opens Friday night. (1)

3. New York Mets. You can live off an 11-game winning streak for quite a while. (2)

4. Houston Astros. Ended quick skid with big three-run ninth in Anaheim. (4)

5. Los Angeles Dodgers. Grandal’s 8-RBI day at Milwaukee tops in MLB thus far. (5)

6. New York Yankees. Bullpen dominance: Have not lost when leading after six innings. (9)

7. Detroit Tigers. Miggy’s slashline: .350/.583/1.039. Rakes year after year. (6)

8. Chicago Cubs. Bummer of a loss in St. Louis after building 5-0 lead in first. (7).

9. Minnesota Twins. Rosario homers on first big-league pitch after callup from Rochester. (19)

10. Tampa Bay Rays. Drew smallest crowd since ’08 (8,701) going against Game Four of Lightning-Habs. (10)

11. Atlanta Braves. Freeman goes over .300 after batting .462 on 10-game homestand. (20)

12. Washington Nationals. Harper is a beast at the plate. (23)

13. Miami Marlins. Red-hot Gordon pushes average to MLB-best .437. (22)

14. San Diego Padres.  Sudden offensive slump with three shutout losses in four games. (14)

15. Cincinnati Reds. Votto lost his mind during tirade, ump bump. (15)

16. Toronto Blue Jays. Expect the brass to head down QEW for Norris’ start here on Monday. (17)

17. San Francisco Giants. Went 4-10 in first 14, then 10-4 in next 14. (25)

18. Arizona Diamondbacks. After back-to-back rainouts, scored 29 runs in three straight wins. (18)

19. Pittsburgh Pirates. Hard to believe McCutchen still under the Mendoza Line. (8)

20. Boston Red Sox. Pitching coach Nieves took the fall for slow start. (11)

21. Los Angeles Angels. Street blows second straight save for first time since 2008. (13)

22. Baltimore Orioles. Long-awaited return to Camden Yards – in front of fans – set for Monday night. (16)

23. Texas Rangers. Slowed down Astros’ momentum with surprising sweep. (28)

24. Colorado Rockies. Dropped to NL West cellar with seven-game skid. (12)

25. Chicago White Sox. Chance to play to spring hype: Next 10 against sub-.500 teams. (24)

26. Oakland Athletics. Got out of gate slow, just 12-18 through 30 games. (26)

27. Seattle Mariners. King Felix posts first career 5-0 start. (21)

28. Cleveland Indians. Kluber a very un-Cy-like 0-5, 5.04 (29)

29. Philadelphia Phillies. Batting just .103, Utley gets “mental break.” (27)

30. Milwaukee Brewers. Big job ahead for Counsell as first replacement skipper of ’15. (30)