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Mike Harrington’s Power Rankings for September 6

(Through Friday night’s games, last week in parentheses)

1. St. Louis Cardinals. Hit 40 games over .500 with 30 games left on the schedule. (1)

2. Kansas City Royals. Chicken pox outbreak strikes Rios and Holland, leaves rest of clubhouse nervous. (2)

3. Pittsburgh Pirates. McCutchen batted .194 in April, is at .323 since. (3)

4. Chicago Cubs. Rib cage strain shuts down Schwarber for showdown with Cards. (4)

5. Toronto Blue Jays. Good luck getting any tickets the rest of the way. (5)

6. Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw’s video game numbers since July 1: 7-0, 0.93, 111 strikeouts, 9 walks. (7)

7. New York Yankees. When – and if – Teixeira can get back from severe bone bruise remains a mystery. (9)

8. New York Mets. No way they re-live 2007 or 2008 and blow this one. (6)

9. Houston Astros. Lone Star State battle looming with Rangers. (8)

10. Texas Rangers. Still seven games left with Astros as division title definitely in reach. (11)

11. Washington Nationals. Harper on Thursday: First player ever with four walks, four runs and an RBI without an at-bat. (14)

12. Minnesota Twins. Have won four straight series to sneak back into the race. (13)

13. San Francisco Giants. Not enough pitching other than MadBum, not enough offense. (10)

14. Los Angeles Angels. Need a healthy Trout to have any hopes of fishing out a wild-card spot. (12)

15. Tampa Bay Rays. Souza could return from the DL this week. (16)

16. Cleveland Indians. Hard-throwing Salazar silenced Jays with 10 Ks. (20).

17. San Diego Padres. Slowed Dodgers in series opener. (18)

18. Baltimore Orioles. A Shocking and complete collapse. (16)

19. Arizona Diamondbacks. Goldschmidt remains in MVP contention. (19)

20. Chicago White Sox. Danks improves to 10-2 against Royals. (17)

21. Seattle Mariners. Cruz on cusp of being M’s first 40-homer player since ARod in 2000. (22)

22. Boston Red Sox. Impressive run in the outfield by Bradley Jr. (23)

23. Detroit Tigers. Headed for last-place finish no one predicted in the spring. (21)

24. Milwaukee Brewers. Three-game sweep gave them 7-2 home mark against Pirates this year. (26)

25. Oakland Athletics. Ex-Bisons pitcher Nolin makes 2015 debut in big leagues today. (24)

26. Cincinnati Reds. Votto’s three-run bomb in ninth wins thriller at Wrigley. (27)

27. Colorado Rockies. CarGo first player with 25 homers in 50-game span since Phils’ Howard in 2006 (28)

28. Miami Marlins. Jennings appears headed back to GM’s office. (30)

29. Atlanta Braves. First 10-game skid since 2006 dropped road record to 21-49. (25)

30. Philadelphia Phillies. Brown has concussion after bizarre tumble into Citi Field seats. (29)