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Mike Harrington’s MLB Power Rankings (June 29)

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

1. Oakland Athletics. Open series in Detroit on Monday. An ALCS preview? (1)

2. Milwaukee Brewers. Gomez nearly starts another brawl as act keeps wearing thin on opponents. (3)

3. San Francisco Giants. The Freak baffles punchless Padres again. (2)

4. Detroit Tigers. Big streak quickly turns around division again. (9)

5. Los Angeles Angels. Remember all that talk about Trout’s slow start. (8)

6. Toronto Blue Jays. Gibbons sends Pillar quite a message after dugout tantrum: Beat it to Buffalo. (4)

7. Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw crowns Royals in first start after no-no. (6)

8. St. Louis Cardinals. The anti-Polanco: top prospect Taveras back in Triple-A. (10)

9. Baltimore Orioles. Gausman will eventually be in rotation for good. (12)

10. Seattle Mariners. Bad outing for Iwakuma snaps five-game winning streak. (16)

11. Washington Nationals. Confounded by fog-shrouded night at Wrigley. (11)

12. New York Yankees. Jeter turns 40. Translation: We’re all getting old. (7)

13. Cincinnati Reds. Mesoraco ties franchise mark with homers in five straight games. (18)

14. Atlanta Braves. Another pitcher down: Floyd has season-ending elbow surgery. (13)

15. Kansas City Royals. After brief trip to top of division, settling into old ways again. (5)

16. Pittsburgh Pirates. Polanco batting .338 with 23 hits in first 16 games. (17)

17. Miami Marlins. My corneas are still burning from in-person viewing of orange unis Wednesday in Philly. (15)

18. Cleveland Indians. Kluber thriving, Masterson struggling. (14)

19. Minnesota Twins. Arcia snaps 0-for-32 slump with home run. (24)

20. Philadelphia Phillies. Classy tribute by fans upon return of Tony Gwynn Jr. (23)

21. New York Mets. What happened in Vegas is that d’Arnaud seems to have found his swing. (25)

22. Boston Red Sox. Torre’s shut-up message to Big Papi: They’re our bleeping scorers. (22)

23. Chicago White Sox. Abreu’s 23 HRs are most in history for a rookie’s first 65 games. (20)

24. Texas Rangers. Bad time to play red-hot Tigers. (19)

25. Colorado Rockies. No hopes with no production on road. (21)

26. Chicago Cubs. Manny goes 0 for 4 in debut of Being Manny as player/coach at Triple-A Iowa. (27)

27. Houston Astros. Springer puts some major distance on his home runs. (26)

28. San Diego Padres. How can a team hit under .200 for an entire month? Ouch. (28)

29. Arizona Diamondbacks. Took 5:32 and rally in 11th to finally beat Tribe in 14th. (29)

30. Tampa Bay Rays. Price Derby in full swing. (30)