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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

Through Thursday's games. Last week's rankings in parenthesis.

1. Houston Astros. First 48 games: Playing .667 ball and leading AL West by eight. (1)

2. Colorado Rockies. First team in MLB to 30 wins. No one would have guessed that. (4)

3. Arizona Diamondbacks. Wonder if big hockey fan Lovullo tries to get into Cup final this week in Pittsburgh (6)

4. Washington Nationals. Rendon red-hot again with four homers in three games. (2)

5. New York Yankees. Judge's Chambers an instant hit in right-field seats in the Bronx. (3)

6. Los Angeles Dodgers. Lasorda, 89, has surgery to replace pacemaker. (9)

7. Minnesota Twins. Sweep at Camden Yards produces surprising two-game lead in AL Central. (12)

8. Chicago Cubs. Finally kick-started season with 7-2 homestand before heading to LA. (14)

9. Baltimore Orioles. Lost 10 of 13, including home sweep by Twins. (5)

10. Boston Red Sox. After two rehab starts, Price to make season debut Monday against White Sox. (10)

11. Milwaukee Brewers. Caught Uecker's play-by-play vs. Jays on Sirius. Still going strong at 82. (7)

12. Cleveland Indians. October/November windfall: MLB-best 41 percent jump in attendance thus far. (15)

13. St. Louis Cardinals. Leake leading NL in ERA at 1.91. (8)

14. Los Angeles Angels. Pujols closing on end of the road to No. 600. (17)

15. Texas Rangers. Tied MLB mark by striking out 20 times in loss at Fenway. (11)

16. Detroit Tigers. J.D. Martinez's first 12 games: .378-7-13. (13)

17. Tampa Bay Rays. At .332, Dickerson up 87 points from last year. (16)

18. Cincinnati Reds. Snapped 1-8 slump with two wins over Indians. (18)

19. Oakland Athletics. Davis up to 14 HRs but also 55 Ks. (20)

20. Toronto Blue Jays. Lineup much healthier with return of Tulo, Donaldson. (23)

21. Pittsburgh Pirates. Cup media poised to descend on PNC Park, gobble Primanti's sandwiches. (21)

22. Kansas City Royals. Gordon still homerless, batting just .179. (22)

23. Chicago White Sox. Room to grow: Entered weekend having played MLB-low 16 home games. (24)

24. Atlanta Braves. Prospect Watch: No rhyme or reason to Gwinnett's 20-3 record vs. Bisons last four years. (25)

25. Seattle Mariners. Outscored, 41-5, during hideous five-game skid. (19)

26. New York Mets. With starters struggling, Collins' bullpen getting badly overused. (26)

27. San Francisco Giants. Bochy furious over phantom game-ending strike call on Panik at Wrigley. (27)

28. Philadelphia Phillies. Neshek lowers ERA to 1.04 over 19 relief outings. (28)

29. Miami Marlins. Role as All-Star host figures to be a lone highlight to lost season. (29)

30. San Diego Padres. Look at this roster: Who are these guys? (30)

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