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Mike Harrington’s MLB Power Rankings for Sept. 20

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

1. St. Louis Cardinals. Pham goes Bam Bam with two bombs in win over Brewers. (1)

2. Pittsburgh Pirates. Devastating season-ending injury for Kang. (2)

3. Kansas City Royals. What do they do about Cueto for the postseason? (3)

4. Chicago Cubs. Playoff drought is over, now trying to catch Pirates for wild-card host? (4)

5. Toronto Blue Jays. Trying to fly past Royals for AL’s best record. (5)

6. Los Angeles Dodgers. Entered weekend 49-22 at home, with MLB-low loss total. (6)

7. New York Mets. Slowed down by Fish heading into Subway Series. (7)

8. New York Yankees. Last chance to catch Blue Jays opens Monday in Rogers Centre. (8)

9. Texas Rangers. From nine games back to a division lead no one expected. (10)

10. San Francisco Giants. Doesn’t look like four-gamer at home vs. Dodgers is going to mean anything. (12)

11. Houston Astros. Cinderella season turning into pumpkin thanks to 7-18 road record since Aug. 1. (9)

12. Minnesota Twins. Astros’ demise has them back in the wild-card hunt. (11)

13. Washington Nationals. After hitting 40 homers, Harper a near-lock for MVP. (13)

14. Los Angeles Angels. Nine pitchers in nine innings help wipe out 5-0 deficit in 11-8 win over Twins. (14)

15. Cleveland Indians. Sad Progressive Field fireworks guy went viral after shooting off blasts for KC home run. (16).

16. Baltimore Orioles. Davis’ price tag goes up with every longball. (18)

17. Seattle Mariners. Surging offense produced 10-5 start in September. (20)

18. Tampa Bay Rays. Jaso blasts towering home run that sticks inside Trop catwalk. (15)

19. Boston Red Sox. Kelly’s 8-0 run ends as he’s shut down with shoulder trouble. (21)

20. Arizona Diamondbacks. Goldschmidt gets to 100 RBIs for second time. (19)

21. Chicago White Sox. Robertson endures seventh blown save thanks to ninth-inning HR by A’s Butler. (22)

22. San Diego Padres. Will visit Toronto next year in last interleague matchup that’s yet to be played. (17)

23. Detroit Tigers. First losing season since 2008, first non-playoff season since 2010. (23)

24. Miami Marlins. Scar tissue in hand keeps Stanton’s return on hold. (28)

25. Oakland Athletics. Erupted for 10-run inning, 17-run game in Chicago. (25)

26. Milwaukee Brewers. Seven-game stretch at Wrigley and Busch starts Monday. (24)

27. Cincinnati Reds. Headed for first 90-loss season since 2007. (26)

28. Colorado Rockies. Used MLB-record 13 pitchers in 16-inning win over Dodgers. (27)

29. Atlanta Braves. Had lost 12 straight at home until stunning Blue Jays in series opener. (29)

30. Philadelphia Phillies. GM Amaro gets his richly deserved sacking. (30)