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Power Rankings for June 16

(Through Thursday’s games. Last week in parentheses)

1. St. Louis Cardinals. Wainwright is first to 10 wins. (1)

2. Oakland Athletics. More Moneyball magic. (6)

3. Boston Red Sox. Buchholz still having neck problems. (3)

4. Cincinnati Reds. Can’t expect them to win every game at Wrigley. (5)

5. Atlanta Braves. Beachey expected to return Tuesday. (2)

6. Texas Rangers. Stunned by A’s sudden ascent. (4)

7. Pittsburgh Pirates. Burnett (calf) to DL, Marte (rib) could be next. (7)

8. Baltimore Orioles. Davis entered weekend with 21 doubles, 21 homers. (10)

9. Detroit Tigers. Scherzer is first Motown pitcher to get to 9-0 since 1916. (11)

10. Arizona Diamondbacks. Kennedy’s head-hunting earns richly deserved 10-game ban. (9)

11. New York Yankees. Offense is in an epic funk. (8)

12. Tampa Bay Rays. Price comeback is ahead of schedule. (12)

13. San Francisco Giants. Red-hot Cain throws 6∏ shutout innings on anniversary of perfecto. (13)

14. Washington Nationals. Will hold their breath through Strasburg’s return today in Cleveland. (17)

15. Colorado Rockies. Another devastating injury for Tulo. (15)

16. Cleveland Indians. 2-8 slide sends them below .500. (14)

17. San Diego Padres. Getting Ciriaco from Red Sox can be nice depth pickup for infield. (19)

18. Philadelphia Phillies. Cloyd (option), Ruiz (rehab) headed to Lehigh Valley. (16)

19. Kansas City Royals. Blah. (22)

20. Minnesota Twins. Double blah. (18)

21. Chicago White Sox. Triple blah. AL Central simply stinks. (21)

22. Toronto Blue Jays. Rogers claims rotation spot by allowing two runs in 23∏ innings (24)

23. Los Angeles Dodgers. Donnie Baseball brings team to Bronx Tuesday. (20)

24. Seattle Mariners. Old friend Wedge just doesn’t have prospects he did in Cleveland. (23)

25. Los Angeles Angels. At 1-10, Blanton skipped in rotation. (30)

26. Milwaukee Brewers. Hand injury, not Biogenesis ban, sidelines Braun. (27)

27. Chicago Cubs. Trying Castro in No. 2 hole. (25)

28. New York Mets. On story-less club, Wheeler’s debut will be interesting to watch. (26)

29. Houston Astros. Lots of teams will want Norris at trade deadline. (28)

30. Miami Marlins. Wish they could play Mets every day. (29)