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Mike Harrington’s Power Rankings for April 28

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

1. Atlanta Braves. Double Upton homers a first by brothers in MLB in 75 years. (1)

2. Boston Red Sox. Farrell Effect: Buchholz is first in MLB to five wins, has 1.19 ERA. (3)

3. Texas Rangers. Berkman thriving in DH role at age 37. (8)

4. Colorado Rockies. Helton (forearm) lands on DL again. (4)

5. St Louis Cardinals. Sweep in DC sends NL big message. (5)

6. Arizona Diamondbacks. Can set NL West pace; in middle of stretch that has 14 of 20 at home (9)

7. San Francisco Giants. Doing well despite Cain’s five winless starts. (12)

8. Pittsburgh Pirates. Roared back with 12-4 run after 1-5 start. (17)

9. Baltimore Orioles. Four one-run losses already. This isn’t 2012. (14)

10. New York Yankees. Kuroda, Pettitte have been huge stabilizers so far. (10)

11. Kansas City Royals. Gordon’s slam through Detroit rain carried 440+ to dead center. (11)

12. Oakland Athletics. Believers in more replay after getting hosed late at Fenway. (2)

13. Milwaukee Brewers. First team in MLB history to win nine straight after 2-8 start. (20)

14. Cincinnati Reds. Votto picking up power while becoming a walk machine. (13)

15. Detroit Tigers. Desperate for closer, decide it’s time to give Valverde another shot. (6)

16. Washington Nationals. Hard to believe Strasburg is MLB loss leader. (7)

17. New York Mets. Harvey was simply Bored in Buffalo last July. (16)

18. Minnesota Twins. Rochester call-up Arcia belts first MLB HR, claims spot in outfield. (21)

19. Los Angeles Dodgers. Billingsley’s Tommy John continues disastrous run of pitching injuries. (15)

20. Tampa Bay Rays. Joyce hasn’t made it over Mendoza Line. (24)

21. Chicago White Sox. Hand issues hobbling Dunn (.108, 28 Ks) (19)

22. Cleveland Indians. Rang up 19 runs on Astros after scoring just 11 in previous five games. (23)

23. Toronto Blue Jays. When does the Gibbons chatter get started? (18)

24. Philadelphia Phillies. Surprising slump: Scored three or fewer runs in 11 of 14 games. (22)

25. Los Angeles Angels. Pujols’ bad foot becoming a huge concern. (28)

26. Seattle Mariners. After losing two series to Astros, is old friend Wedge on short leash? (26)

27. Chicago Cubs. Not even May and locked squarely in last place. (25)

28. Houston Astros. A year after perfect game, Humber gives up eight runs in first inning. (29)

29. San Diego Padres. At least the weather is great and there’s fish tacos at the concession stands. (27)

30. Miami Marlins. Five wins, 57 runs and six homers in 22 games. Pathetic. (30)