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Power Rankings for all 30 MLB teams

(Through Thursday’s games, last week in parentheses)

1. Milwaukee Brewers. Early showdown opens Monday in St. Louis. (2)

2. Atlanta Braves. Harang, Santana two huge pickups for battered rotation. (3)

3. Texas Rangers. Kouzmanoff filled in well until Beltre returned. (10)

4. Oakland Athletics. Going 14-8 through 22 games is best start since ’92. (3)

5. New York Yankees. Some all-time stupidity from Pineda in pine tar caper. (4)

6. Los Angeles Dodgers. May 5 appears to be target for Kershaw’s return. (5)

7. Detroit Tigers. Fans will get Leyland keepsake as part of May 10 tribute to ex-skipper. No truth it’s a pack of Marlboros. (9)

8. San Francisco Giants. Sanchez cracks first career slam, first two-homer game in slugfest at Coors. (6)

9. New York Mets. Wall Street Journal points out they wore seven different jersey combos in seven days. (12)

10. Washington Nationals. Went 0-16 RISP and had 14 LOB in 12-inning loss to Padres. Ouch. (8)

11. St. Louis Cardinals. Rare time in background as Blues take the town. (7)

12. Baltimore Orioles. Hoping Machado’s return might be only a week or so away. (17)

13. Toronto Blue Jays. With starters struggling, pondering six-man rotation. (18)

14. Colorado Rockies. Morneau swinging one of NL’s hottest bats. (22)

15. Minnesota Twins. Colabello’s 27 April RBIs break franchise mark. (23)

16. Cleveland Indians. Good seats available: Listed four sub-10,000 crowds in April. (15)

17. Los Angeles Angels. Pujols is first player to start career in 2000s to reach 500 HRs. (19)

18. Kansas City Royals. Went 1-4 after five-game win streak. (14)

18. Chicago White Sox. Despite MLB strikeout lead, offense leads AL in runs. (16)

20. Philadelphia Phillies. Four straight games with no extra-base hits for first time since 1968. (21)

21. Cincinnati Reds. Hamilton bouncing back from terrible first week. (26)

22. San Diego Padres. Headley (calf) headed to the DL. (25)

23. Tampa Bay Rays. Still slogging along below .500. Surprised. (24)

24. Boston Red Sox. Enduring major Series hangover out of the gate. (20).

25. Miami Marlins. At least Stanton is worth watching. (28)

26. Pittsburgh Pirates. Memo to Cole: If you don’t want hitters pimping, don’t let them blast one 400-plus feet. (11)

27. Seattle Mariners. Seager’s walkoff homer snaps eight-game skid. (13)

28. Chicago Cubs. Could Wrigley’s 100th birthday come on anything but a gruesome loss? Of course not. (29)

29. Houston Astros. Fell into last in AL West, where they’ll spend the next five months. (27)

30. Arizona Diamondbacks. Entered weekend 1-11 at home. No wonder natives are restless. (30)