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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

Through Friday's games. Season preview rankings in parentheses.

1. Baltimore Orioles. Britton gets back-to-back saves in Toronto six months too late, pushes streak to 54. (14)

2. Detroit Tigers. Starters and offense solid, bullpen an early concern. (17)

3. New York Mets. Miami magic: Cespedes puts on power show, D'Arnaud wins game in 16th. (9)

4. Arizona Diamondbacks. Lovullo's crew pounding the ball, batting .313 in 7-3 start (23)

5. Cincinnati Reds. Huge surprise as staff spins three shutouts in 7-3 start. (28)

6. Chicago Cubs. Terrific ceremonies at Wrigley to raise World Series banner, hand out players' rings. (1)

7. Houston Astros. Springer first player in MLB history with four leadoff HRs in team's first nine games. (10)

8. Washington Nationals. Murphy's hot bat picks up where last season ended. (2)

9. New York Yankees. Won first four at home in quick bounceback after poor road trip. (13)

10. Minnesota Twins. After 103-loss season, started 4-0 for first time since 1987. (30)

11. Colorado Rockies. Holland regaining KC magic, converts first five save chances. (24)

12. Tampa Bay Rays. Archer 2-0, 2.21 in first three starts after 19-loss season. (20)

13. Milwaukee Brewers. No-names posted quick two-game sweep in Toronto. (25)

14. Los Angeles Angels. Seven-run ninth to beat Mariners was just second in MLB since 2011. (18)

15. Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw's first 21 innings: 22 Ks, .179 opponents batting average. (3)

16. Chicago White Sox. Mega Prospect Watch: Moncada batting .387 in first seven games at Charlotte. (22)

17. Boston Red Sox. Had Fenway clubhouse disinfected after flu outbreak hit several players. (5)

18. Miami Marlins. Monster start to season for Ozuna. (21)

19. Oakland Athletics. Ex-Bison Graveman looking like an ace in rotation. (27)

20. San Francisco Giants. Scary moment as Posey heads to concussion DL after beaning. (6)

21. San Diego Padres. Nice recovery after giving up 14 runs on Opening Day in LA. (29)

22. Cleveland Indians. Encarnacion off to .194 start with one home run. (4)

23. Texas Rangers. Two horses part of the deal included in Odor extension. (7)

24. Pittsburgh Pirates. Snapped four-game skid with win in series opener at Wrigley. (15)

25. Kansas City Royals. Perez homers in four straight games, one shy of franchise mark (16)

26. Atlanta Braves. Enciarte the star in opener at SunTrust Park. (26)

27. Philadelphia Phillies. Second opinion to come but Buchholz may be done for the year. (19)

28. St. Louis Cardinals. Fans sending good thoughts to legendary Lou Brock after cancer diagnosis announced. (8)

29. Seattle Mariners. Starting 2-8 not what you'd expect for team with playoff aspirations (11)

30. Toronto Blue Jays. Disaster: Donaldson to DL, 11-72 in RISP at-bats, 1-9 start. (12)

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