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Power Rankings for June 23

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

1. St. Louis Cardinals. Lynn a 10-game winner already? Nobody would have figured that. (1)

2. Cincinnati Reds. Four-game split with Bucs seems appropriate. (4)

3. Pittsburgh Pirates. Grilli blows first save after 25 straight. (7)

4. Boston Red Sox. Gomes’ 337-foot blooper over Monster is MLB’s shortest walkoff of season. (3)

5. Oakland Athletics. Coliseum was disgusting long before sewage came up through floor. (2)

6. Baltimore Orioles. Hit Toronto with AL-high 22 road wins. (8)

7. Atlanta Braves. First home series loss of season … to the Mets? (5)

8. Texas Rangers. Spending weekend in St. Louis, they can tell Spurs all about Game Six. (6)

9. Detroit Tigers. Looks like Benoit gets next at closer. (9)

10. Arizona Diamondbacks. Gregorius having solid rookie year at short. (10)

11. New York Yankees. Pettitte’s four starts off DL: 4.91 ERA. (11)

12. Tampa Bay Rays. Too bad Myers got called up before Durham’s visit to Buffalo this weekend. (12)

13. San Francisco Giants. Bumgarner makes statement with plunking of Padres’ Guzman. (13)

14. San Diego Padres. That 5-15 start is long gone now. (17)

15. Cleveland Indians. Perez torched for three homers in Double-A rehab outing. (16)

16. Washington Nationals. At 10-3, Zimmermann has become the ace of the pitching staff. (14)

17. Toronto Blue Jays. They’re red-hot and Reyes is on the way. (22)

18. Colorado Rockies. Cooled off north of the border. (15)

19. Kansas City Royals. Streaky, streaky, streaky. (19)

20. Philadelphia Phillies. Papelbon will be on plenty of radars at trade deadline. (18)

21. Minnesota Twins. Blank White Sox for first series sweep in 11 months. (20)

22. Los Angeles Angels. Dropped Hamilton into 7-hole in order. (25)

23. Los Angeles Dodgers. What was Puig doing in Double-A? (23)

24. Seattle Mariners. Can’t believe King Felix blew 7-0 lead to Halos. (24)

25. Chicago White Sox. Ventura insists he won’t quit. He might get fired. (21)

26. Milwaukee Brewers. Dropped two of three in Houston. Ugh. (26)

27. Chicago Cubs. Season on road to nowhere heads into nine-game roadie. (27)

28. New York Mets. Nice debut for young arm Wheeler in tag team with Harvey. (28)

29. Houston Astros. Locked up top pick Appel. They will get better fast. (29)

30. Miami Marlins. Will Mets or Yankees make a play for Stanton? (30)