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MLB Power Rankings (April 21): Mike Harrington ranks all 30 teams

(Through Friday night’s games, last season’s end in parenthesis)

1. Atlanta Braves. 10-game winning streak keys best start since ’94. (10)

2. Oakland Athletics. Hit Boston for three-gamer starting Monday. Enough of beating up on the Astros. (12)

3. Boston Red Sox. Great start on field but the Twitterverse has much more important message: #bostonstrong (18)

4. Colorado Rockies. Reaping benefit of home-ice advantage in Denver. (25)

5. St. Louis Cardinals. Matheny another ex-catcher thriving in the dugout. (8)

6. Detroit Tigers. Lack of real closer remains unnerving. (6)

7. Washington Nationals. Early hop in step stopped by Braves’ dominance. (2)

8. Texas Rangers. What’s up with the weather this month? It was 39 degrees in Arlington at a first pitch. (14)

9. Arizona Diamondbacks. Chavez gets last laugh on Yankees in 12th inning. (22)

10. New York Yankees. Cano with three-run homer on Robinson night. Appropriate. (17)

11. Kansas City Royals. Davis gem ended Braves’ streak. (20)

12. San Francisco Giants. Hit early skids in Milwaukee. (1)

13. Cincinnati Reds. Choo filling role just as they hoped. (5)

14. Baltimore Orioles. Wieters’ walk-off slam rekindles memory of last season. (16)

15. Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw gets to 1,000 Ks faster than Koufax. (7)

16. New York Mets. Catcher John Buck’s outburst was wholly unexpected. (24)

17. Pittsburgh Pirates. Big start for Marte, alum of ’12 Triple-A All-Star Game. (23)

18. Toronto Blue Jays. Hey, at least the Bisons are hitting like it’s XBox. (4)

19. Chicago White Sox. Big start by Rios. (13)

20. Milwaukee Brewers. Bouncing back after 2-8 start. (21)

21. Minnesota Twins. Mauer with first back-to-back four-hit games since ’06. (28)

22. Philadelphia Phillies. Looking old and slow. (15)

23. Cleveland Indians. Just not enough starting pitching. (11)

24. Tampa Bay Rays. Love Maddon, pitching. Offense a season-long worry. (9)

25. Chicago Cubs. Anthony Rizzo’s 475-foot HR is longest of season so far. (27)

26. Seattle Mariners. Fanned 19 times in 14-inning loss to Tigers. (19)

27. San Diego Padres. Quentin gets off easy for absurd mound charge. (26)

28. Los Angeles Angels. Easily the worst team money can buy so far. (3)

29. Houston Astros. Bud Norris gives them a chance every five days. (30)

30. Miami Marlins. Just a complete disgrace. (29)