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Mike Harrington’s MLB Power Rankings for June 21

(Rankings through Friday’s games. Last week in parentheses)

1.St. Louis Cardinals. Guilty of hacking or not, credibility takes a hit. (1)

2.Kansas City Royals. Their fans are the real hackers. (2)

3.Houston Astros. First AL team to 40 wins now has mega-prospect Correa on the loose. (6)

4.Pittsburgh Pirates. Cole to MLB-best 11 wins atop red-hot pitching staff. (9)

5.Los Angeles Dodgers. Snapped three-game skid as walkoff balk stuns Rangers. (3)

6.Tampa Bay Rays. Key June series: Host Blue Jays for three starting Monday. (11)

7.Chicago Cubs. Maddon gives Lord Stanley a lift as Blackhawks visit Wrigley. (7).

8.New York Yankees. ARod 3K was quietest run to a big milestone ever. (8)

9. Minnesota Twins. Entered weekend 6-11 in June after a 20-7 May. (4)

10. Texas Rangers. Hamilton’s latest Triple-A rehab could start Monday. (12)

11. Toronto Blue Jays. Have scored 71 more runs than anyone else. Yes, 71. (14)

12. New York Mets. SNY’s Darling called Toronto’s CN Tower the “Sky Needle.” Whoops. (10)

13. San Francisco Giants. Hard to believe they could lose nine straight at home. (5)

14. Detroit Tigers. Solid slashline for ex-Bison Gose at .284/.324/.707. (13)

15. Baltimore Orioles. Went 8-3 in first 11 after Wieters’ return. (18)

16. Washington Nationals. Held breath when Harper went down in outfield. (15)

17. Los Angeles Angels. Still waiting for them to emerge as Astros’ challenger. (16)

18. San Diego Padres. New GM, same results meant the end for Black. (17)

19. Arizona Diamondbacks. Quick, name one player other than Goldschmidt. (23)

20. Atlanta Braves. Markakis sets MLB mark with 393rd straight errorless game in OF. (19)

21. Cincinnati Reds. Not likely to sell until after hosting All-Star Game. (21)

22. Cleveland Indians. Ugly 17-0 loss to Cubs was worst at home since ‘87. (22)

23. Seattle Mariners. Hard to believe Cano still under .240. (25)

24. Miami Marlins. Less than 115 hits away, Ichiro is next to 3,000 after ARod. (27)

25. Chicago White Sox. MLB-worst minus-37 run differential in first inning. (20)

26. Colorado Rockies. CarGo finally heating up with hits in 13 of 15 games. (24)

27. Boston Red Sox. Buried by going 2-8 in 10-game stretch while rest of AL East went 28-12. (26)

28. Oakland Athletics. Second in MLB in runs but 5-18 in one-run games. Bizarre. (28)

29. Milwaukee Brewers. Twenty under .500. Twenty out of first. In mid-June. Yikes. (29)

30. Philadelphia Phillies. Cubs seem to be in lead for Papelbon deal. (30)