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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

Through Thursday's games. Most recent rankings in parenthesis.

1. Los Angeles Dodgers. To win 80th in Game No. 113 is remarkable. Page A-1 L.A. Times headline: "Best Dodgers Team Ever?" (2)

2. Houston Astros. Failed to augment pitching depth at deadline. (1)

3. Washington Nationals. Already a virtual lock they'll meet Central champ in division series. (4)

4. Boston Red Sox. Have 13 straight games vs. Yankees, Cardinals and Indians. (5)

5. Colorado Rockies. On pace to win 92 games -- and finish 23 out of first place. (6)

6. Arizona Diamondbacks. Relievers' hilarious bobsled and human bowling routines in Wrigley bullpen go viral (3).

7. Cleveland Indians. After Brantley goes down, Mets' Bruce is a great pickup. (8)

8. New York Yankees. Ugly second-half slump with runners in scoring position. (9)

9. Chicago Cubs. Champs might survive in Central but are going nowhere in October. (14)

10. St. Louis Cardinals. Molina, Fowler crown Royals with grand slams in back-to-back games. (17)

11. Seattle Mariners. While you were sleeping, they moved into a wild-card slot. (18)

12. Tampa Bay Rays. They're in the race -- and drew less than 10,000 last week for game at the Trop. (12)

13. Minnesota Twins. Hanging around even though it doesn't feel like they're in Indians' class. (11)

14. Milwaukee Brewers. Five-game skid drops them into third place in Central. (7)

15. Kansas City Royals. Nice move to add Melky and he will need to deliver. (10)

16. Pittsburgh Pirates. Stayed alive in division when no one ran away but why deal Watson? (22)

17. Los Angeles Angels. Jersey-born Trout sports 76ers gear in picture from NBA jersey road trip. (13)

18. Baltimore Orioles. Didn't deal Britton at deadline; does it happen in August? (20)

19. Texas Rangers. Darvish deal is a heavy white flag to disappointing season. (16)

20. Toronto Blue Jays. Hard to believe they're as close as they are. (19)

21. Miami Marlins. Not much left to see other than Stanton's final home run total. (23)

22. New York Mets. With contract expiring, looks like the end for old friend Terry Collins. (21)

23. Detroit Tigers. Verlander keeps dealing while he waits to see if there's a deal. (24)

24. Atlanta Braves. Camargo to DL with bruised knee -- from tripping while taking the field. (15)

25. San Diego Padres. Still have Hand in pen when several teams would like to grab him. (28)

26. Oakland Athletics. Battling Rays for most viral shots of empty home stadium during games. (26)

27. Cincinnati Reds. FOX should ditch Rose after latest revelations during '70s in Cincy. (27)

28. San Francisco Giants. Series wins over DBacks and Cubs are first back-to-back at home since May. (29)

29. Chicago White Sox. Should wear '70s-style shorts for Players Weekend. (25)

30. Philadelphia Phillies. Mourning loss of Darren Daulton, heart-and-soul leader of '93 World Series team. (30)

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