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Power Rankings: Mike Harrington ranks all 30 MLB teams (Aug. 24)

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

1. Los Angeles Angels. Richards might miss start of 2015 after gruesome knee injury at Fenway. (2)

2. Baltimore Orioles. The AL East is over. Stunner. (3)

3. Washington Nationals. Should we start planning the Beltway World Series? (5)

4. Oakland Athletics. Hammel (1-5, 6.75) getting skipped through current turn of rotation. (1)

5. Los Angeles Dodgers. Padres shouldn’t even show up against Kershaw. (4)

6. Kansas City Royals. Great defense and pitching will carry you to the top of any division. (6)

7. Milwaukee Brewers. Repeating for about the 10th straight week: Still don’t believe. (7)

8. St. Louis Cardinals. Entered weekend with 30-31 road record, key factor in NL Central race. (10)

9. Detroit Tigers. Price with some historic hard luck in return to Tampa. (8)

10. Seattle Mariners. Imagine Yankees’ reaction if they’re watching Cano in playoffs. (9)

11. San Francisco Giants. Couldn’t take advantage of richly deserved upheld protest at Wrigley. (12)

12. Atlanta Braves. Have bounced back into wild-card race. (15)

13. New York Yankees. Jeter’s final trip to Toronto opens Friday night. (14)

14. Pittsburgh Pirates. Need a winning streak to counter disastrous seven-game skid. (11)

15. Toronto Blue Jays. If only they had the prospect bats to match the kid arms we’ve seen in Buffalo. (13)

16. Cleveland Indians. Crazy stat: Seven walk-off homers in one season. (17)

17. Miami Marlins. Don’t understand the trade-Stanton-now talk. He’s the MVP, non-Kershaw division. (18)

18. Tampa Bay Rays. Cobb 7-0, 1.99 in last 10, stymies Price in Trop return. (19)

19. Cincinnati Reds. Lack of offense killed them. They’re toast. (16)

20. New York Mets. September narrative: Will old friend Collins stay or will he go? (22)

21. Chicago White Sox. Emotional return to South Side for Jays’ Buehrle. (20)

22. San Diego Padres. Every-week refrain: They stink. (21)

23. Minnesota Twins. With Lindy-like skill, Gardenhire hanging on to his job through another losing season. (24)

24. Boston Red Sox. Acted like big-market behemoth with signing of Cuban OF star Castillo. (23)

25. Philadelphia Phillies. Mo’Ne outdrew the guys making the Mo’Ney. (25)

26. Chicago Cubs. Rebuilding should include Tarp Rolling 101 for grounds crew. (27)

27. Houston Astros. Carter a 30-HR guy but an all-or-nothing hitter. (28)

28. Arizona Diamondbacks. Dog days of August refrain: See Padres. (26)

29. Colorado Rockies. Metaphor for season: Game at Coors banged by water main leak. (29)

30. Texas Rangers. Washington to manage MLB All-Stars’ winter tour to Japan. (30)