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Power Rankings / Mike Harrington ranks MLB from top to bottom

(Through Thursday's games; last week in parentheses)

1. New York Yankees. Mo survives in Arizona, but career-best streak ends at 24 batters retired. (2)

2. Tampa Bay Rays. Uptons staging first family reunion this weekend. (1)

3. Boston Red Sox. Papelbon must be thrilled to get out of Coors. (3)

4. Texas Rangers. Beating up on the NL. Still unimpressed. (10)

5. San Diego Padres. Took two of three in St. Pete. (4)

6. Atlanta Braves. Fired Fredi can come back to replace Cox. (5)

7. New York Mets. Ex-Bison knuckleballer Dickey (6-0) has been a season-saver. (6)

8. Minnesota Twins. Blackburn in June: 0-4, 12.05. (7)

9. St. Louis Cardinals. Holliday batting .500 in seven-game stretch. (13)

10. Detroit Tigers. After red-hot April, slumping Jackson now looks like a rookie. (11)

11. San Francisco Giants. Cain (6-6, 2.72) suffering from lack of run support. (12)

12. Cincinnati Reds. With high velocity but low command, Chapman may work out of pen in Louisville. (8)

13. Los Angeles Angels. Freeway bragging rights: Went 5-1 against Dodgers. (14)

14. Philadelphia Phillies. Rollins back. Offense alive. No coincidence. (17)

15. Los Angeles Dodgers. Snapped six-game skid Thursday in Anaheim. (9)

16. Chicago White Sox. Out of nowhere, big streak puts them back in the race. (20)

17. Toronto Blue Jays. Stinks that Obama & Co. forced Phils series out of town. (15)

18. Colorado Rockies. Tough break for Tulo. (16)

19. Oakland Athletics. Wore the '70s Green and Gold Saturday night. (18)

20. Florida Marlins. Let the Bobby V era begin. (19)

21. Washington Nationals. Strasburg's next two starts: Braves and Mets. (21)

22. Milwaukee Brewers. Gallardo a bright spot in a tough season. (25)

23. Chicago Cubs. Looks like another miserable summer at Wrigley. (22)

24. Seattle Mariners. Lee: 26 Ks, no walks in last four outings. (24)

25. Kansas City Royals. Greinke and Meche are 3-12 combined. (23)

26. Houston Astros. Only item of note: Does Oswalt stay or go? (26)

27. Arizona Diamondbacks. Gonzo to get No. 20 retired. Yankee fans everywhere jeer. (27)

28. Pittsburgh Pirates. At least they rehired Saul the Sauerkraut for the pierogi race. (29)

29. Cleveland Indians. Can't lose two of three to Bucs. Just can't. (28)

30. Baltimore Orioles. Forget the game. Head to Sabatino's in Little Italy. (30)

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