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Mike Harrington’s MLB Power Rankings for July 24

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

1. Chicago Cubs. Deal with Seattle for Montgomery a nice addition to pen. (2).

2. Cleveland Indians. Trump left town hoping to get to DC but Nats are coming from capital for key two-game set. (4)

3. San Francisco Giants. Lost their mojo with six straight losses, longest by first-place team out of break since 1991. (1)

4. Washington Nationals. Dodgers hand Strasburg first loss after 13-0 start. (5)

5. Boston Red Sox. Open 10-game Western roadie Thursday in Anaheim. (10)

6. Baltimore Orioles. Lost 3 of 4 in Bronx as AL East race tightened. (6)

7. Texas Rangers. Hot on trail to pry Sale from White Sox. (3)

8. Toronto Blue Jays. Are MLB-worst 9-18 in one-run games. (7)

9. Los Angeles Dodgers. Turner has 15 of his 18 homers since June 1. (9)

10. Miami Marlins. Mattingly a major manager of the year candidate. (15)

11. New York Mets. Houdini act at Wrigley helps Familia hit 50 straight saves. (8)

12. Houston Astros. Yankees hit town Monday night for series with wild-card implications. (11).

13. St. Louis Cardinals. Reached season-high eight over .500 with 16-inning win over Dodgers. (13).

14. Detroit Tigers. In 14th season, Cabrera collects 1,500th RBI. (12)

15. Seattle Mariners. Iconic weekend in franchise history as Junior hits Cooperstown. (18)

16. New York Yankees. Success vs. Orioles, Giants may impact deadline decisions. (19)

17. Pittsburgh Pirates. Just can’t put together much of a streak to get leg up in wild-card race. (16)

18. Kansas City Royals. Chatter growing that injury-riddled champs could become sellers. (14)

19. Colorado Rockies. Story’s 24th HR ties Tulo’s rookie record by NL shortstops. (20)

20. Chicago White Sox. A 2-8 skid has them on Sellers Road. (17)

21. Philadelphia Phillies. Looking to add more prospects to already deep pool. (21)

22. Los Angeles Angels. Weird that they’re 10-under .500 with positive run differential. (26)

23. San Diego Padres. Lots of teams will be watching Upton closely. (22)

24. Oakland Athletics. Cubs among teams linked to deal for Reddick. (25)

25. Milwaukee Brewers. Hot-hitting Lucroy might be next one out of town. (23)

26. Arizona Diamondbacks. Rumors swirling about Hale’s job status. (24)

27. Tampa Bay Rays. On pace for 98 losses, which would be most since 2006. (27)

28. Cincinnati Reds. Like Reddick and Upton, Bruce a good OF trade option. (28)

29. Minnesota Twins. Pulled a stunner with sacking of respected GM Terry Ryan. (29)

30. Atlanta Braves. Teheran might need DL stint for sore back. (30).

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