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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses.

1. Washington Nationals. Got a scare with Harper's tweaked hamstring. (3)

2. Houston Astros. Keuchel (5-0, 1.21) is AL Pitcher of Month for April. (2)

3. New York Yankees. All rise for emergence of Judge as latest Bronx Bomber. (5)

4. Baltimore Orioles. As villains go, Machado is the new A-Rod to Fenway Faithful. (1)

5. Colorado Rockies. Reborn Holland perfect in 12 save opportunities. (4)

6. Chicago Cubs. Even with first-month doldrums, already atop NL Central. (7)

7. Cleveland Indians. Road trip tip: Highest recommendation to inclusive food in Progressive Field's club lounge. (9)

8. Arizona Diamondbacks. NL-best 12-5 home record. (6)

9. Boston Red Sox. Went way overboard looking for retribution against Orioles. (8)

10. Chicago White Sox. MLB-best 3.19 ERA has them at top of AL Central. (18)

11. Detroit Tigers. Verlander, Zimmerman manage to go 5-3 despite combo 5.06 ERA in first 11 starts. (13)

12. Minnesota Twins. Sano blasts 466-foot bomb into Target Field's CF restaurant. (19)

13. Los Angeles Dodgers. Still waiting for that next gear to kick in after 30 mediocre games. (17)

14. Milwaukee Brewers. With 11 homers and seven doubles, Thames piles up 1.184 OPS. (15)

15. Cincinnati Reds. Hamilton fourth-fastest in history to 200 steals. (11)

16. Tampa Bay Rays. No idea what Archer was doing throwing behind Jays' Bautista. (12)

17. St. Louis Cardinals. Started 3-9, went 10-5 in next 15. (26)

18. Seattle Mariners. Paxton at 3-0, 1.43 in six starts, third in AL with 45 Ks. (29)

19. Los Angeles Angels. Trout pushes hit streak to 16 games. (24)

20. Philadelphia Phillies. Losing teams blow games in Wrigley on 13th-inning error. (23)

21. Miami Marlins. Online balloting opens for All-Star Game in Marlins Park. (14)

22. New York Mets. Should have put Syndergaard in that MRI tube before he landed on the DL. (16)

23. Oakland Athletics. With Warriors heading back to NBA Finals, does anyone care? (10)

24. Pittsburgh Pirates. Nova continues to suffer from run support issues. (21)

25. Texas Rangers. Took finale after dropping first three in Houston. (25)

26. Atlanta Braves. Slipped into last in NL East, where they should spend the summer. (28)

27. San Diego Padres. Went 4-6 in first 10 of 13 straight vs. NL West that ends Sunday. (20)

28. San Francisco Giants. Black hole in left field as Hill, Marrero combine to go 8 for 63. (27)

29. Kansas City Royals. Anemic offense last in runs (78) and batting (.212) (22)

30. Toronto Blue Jays. What used to be: Encarnacion homecoming Monday night as Tribe hits town. (30)

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