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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

Through Friday's games. Last week's rankings in parenthesis.

1. Houston Astros. Keuchel (neck) close to resuming throwing program. (1)

2. Colorado Rockies. Went 5-1 in back-to-back series against Indians, Cubs. (2)

3. Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton Who? Wood beats Reds to improve to 7-0, 1.90. (5)

4. Arizona Diamondbacks. Lovullo won a lot of home games with Bisons, is MLB-best 26-9 as rookie skipper. (6)

5. Washington Nationals. Career-high five straight 10-plus strikeout games for Scherzer. (3)

6. New York Yankees. First four-game skid included head-scratcher in Oakland where they scored in innings 6-7-8-9-10. (4)

7. Boston Red Sox. Bullpen has allowed one run in eight-game stretch. (7)

8. Minnesota Twins. Piled up franchise-record 28 hits in 20-7 thrashing of Mariners. (8)

9. Milwaukee Brewers. Thames gets to 19 with first career walkoff blast. (9)

10. Cleveland Indians. Encarnacion heating up since May 1 -- .289-10-22. (10)

11. Chicago Cubs. Maybe six-run ninth in Pittsburgh can spark a turnaround? (12)

12. Tampa Bay Rays. Hanging around just one game out of wild-card hunt. (13)

13. Los Angeles Angels. Went 4-2 vs. Astros, Yankees but dropped first two vs. Royals. (14)

14. Texas Rangers. Like Cubs and Tribe, hard to believe they're struggling to get over .500. (19)

15. Detroit Tigers. Victor Martinez to DL with irregular heartbeat. (16)

16. Kansas City Royals. Won six straight to climb into playoff hunt. (24)

17. Toronto Blue Jays. Are 0-7 and outscored, 56-19, in games they could reach .500. (18)

18. Baltimore Orioles. Pitching collapse: Have given up 9.1 runs per game in 1-8 slide. (11)

19. Seattle Mariners. Safeco Field will get new name next year as rights deal expires. (17)

20. St. Louis Cardinals. Win in Baltimore snapped eight-game road skid, longest since '07. (21)

21. Miami Marlins. Moved into second in NL East, as if that matters this year. (23)

22. Chicago White Sox. Will retire Buehrle's No. 56 in Saturday ceremony. (27)

23. New York Mets. Too many injuries, too much weirdness going on. (26)

24. Atlanta Braves. Vandy fireballer Wright gets record $7 million signing bonus as No. 5 overall pick. (20)

25. Cincinnati Reds. Rose honored with statue at Great American Ball Park. (15)

26. Oakland Athletics. Crickets in Coliseum with post-Warriors bloom still on. (22)

27. Pittsburgh Pirates. Marte suspension killed season before it started. (25)

28. San Diego Padres. Hard to believe they've passed Giants in NL West. (29)

29. San Francisco Giants. Wiped out 9-1 deficit in Denver -- and promptly lost in bottom of the ninth. (28)

30. Philadelphia Phillies. Snapped eight-game slide with 1-0 win over Red Sox. (30)

 

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