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Mike Harrington’s MLB power rankings for June 28

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

1. St. Louis Cardinals. Made it look easy in sweep of Fish. (1)

2. Kansas City Royals. Davis/Holland are 22 of 23 in saves. (2)

3. Houston Astros. So impressive that early April looks like no fluke. (3)

4. Pittsburgh Pirates. With just three steals, rumors growing McCutchen far less than 100 percent. (4)

5. Los Angeles Dodgers.  Greinke (5-2, 1.70) is the ace as Kershaw (5-5, 3.33) keeps struggling. (5)

6. Tampa Bay Rays. Sleepy at empty Trop: Entered weekend 20-21 at home, 21-12 on the road. (6)

7. Washington Nationals. Scherzer gets into sixth before losing shot at Vander Meer. (16)

8. Chicago Cubs. Wrigley dad’s foolish catch with baby in arms goes viral. Wonder what mom thinks. (7) 

9. New York Yankees. New York media pushing CC to pen. Stubborn Girardi pushing back. (9)

10. Baltimore Orioles. Four AL East teams hit weekend within one game of the lead. (15)

11. Minnesota Twins. After 0.53 ERA out of the pen, Meyer gets call from Rochester. (9)

12. Texas Rangers. Fielders join Bondses as only family duo with 300 career HRs apiece. (10)

13. Toronto Blue Jays. Estrada first MLB hurler with consecutive no-nos in eighth since Stieb in ‘88. (11)

14. San Francisco Giants. Heston has yielded 19 hits in 18 innings since no-no in New York. (13)

15. New York Mets. Entered weekend 26-11 at home, 11-26 on the road. Amazin’.  (12)

16. Detroit Tigers. Now it’s back stiffness that’s dogging Verlander. (14)

17. Los Angeles Angels. Trout/Pujols have 42 home runs, rest of team has 33. (17)

18. San Diego Padres. Winter winners often aren’t summer winners. (18)

19. Atlanta Braves. Grilli gave up 10th-inning winning run in return to Pittsburgh. (20)

20. Arizona Diamondbacks. One game under .500 mark 11 times since April 24 – but yet to break even. (19)

21. Cincinnati Reds. Don’t understand all the social media hate for Skyline Chili 4-way. Love the stuff. (21)

22. Cleveland Indians. So are they getting in this race or not? (22)

23. Seattle Mariners. See Indians. Still waiting. (23)

24. Colorado Rockies. Arenado lacking the All-Star Game love he deserves. (26)

25. Oakland Athletics. After April chaos between teams, opener against Royals is a quiet one. (28)

26. Chicago White Sox. Ventura says he’s not pondering Sandberg-style departure. (25)

27. Boston Red Sox. Eichel is as disgusted as the rest of Sox nation. (27)

28. Miami Marlins. Fish fried: Injured Stanton’s two bombs totaling 932 feet during NHL Draft week will be his last for a while.(24)

29. Milwaukee Brewers. Spoiled Molitor’s return with six-run first in series opener. (29)

30. Philadelphia Phillies. Sandberg had lost the clubhouse. It was time to go. (30)