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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parenthesis.

1. Los Angeles Dodgers. The rich get richer with nifty late-night addition of Mets' Granderson. (1)

2. Houston Astros.  Keuchel (11-2) posts seven shutout innings in Oakland. (2)

3. Washington Nationals. GM Rizzo says they "dodged" a bullet with gruesome-looking Harper knee injury. (3)

4. Boston Red Sox. In nod to the times and ugly racial history, owner Henry poised to rename iconic Yawkey Way outside Fenway. (4)

5. Cleveland Indians. Relieved that Kluber's ankle sprain does not appear to be major. (7)

6. Colorado Rockies. Slipped past Arizona into wild-card lead. (5)

7. Arizona Diamondbacks.  Lost seven of 10, holding second wild-card by just four games. (6).

8. New York Yankees. They better figure out what's up with Chapman. Fast. (8)

9. Chicago Cubs.  After horrible game-ending third strike, Zobrist backs electronic ball-strike calls. (9)

10. St. Louis Cardinals. ESPN special Sunday night in Williamsport vs. Bucs is a key game in the race. (10)

11. Minnesota Twins. Buxton's inside-the-parker was fastest in Statcast era at sizzling 13.85 seconds. (13)

12. Kansas City Royals. Expecting Perez to return from the DL this week. (15)

13. Seattle Mariners. Cruz sets record at Trop with 482-foot blast. (11)

14. Los Angeles Angels. It would help if bullpen would stop giving up walkoff home runs. (17)

15. Milwaukee Brewers.  Third in NL Central, playoff hopes slowly slipping away. (14)

16. Texas Rangers.  Suddenly hot, with 7-3 run making them one of eight teams within three games for last AL wild-card slot. (19)

17. Baltimore Orioles.  Three homers and walkoff grand slam for Machado against Halos. Seven-RBI night. (18)

18. Tampa Bay Rays. Offense was a no-show in losing 3 of 4 in Toronto. (12)

19. Toronto Blue Jays. Red-hot Donaldson gets first trip to Wrigley as team plays there for first time since 2005. (20)

20. Miami Marlins. Jeter group told it can't move Marlins Park home run statue because it's public art. (21)

21. Pittsburgh Pirates.  Sudden six-game skid a huge blow to playoff hopes. (16)

22. Atlanta Braves. Dickey just 8-8 but has 3.98 ERA and has thrown 147 innings. Still a workhorse.  (24)

23. San Diego Padres. Look at any box score: Who are these guys? (25)

24. Detroit Tigers.   Kinsler on ump Angel Hernandez: "He needs to find another job." (23)

25. New York Mets. Thinking World Series in March, thinking firesale in August.  (22)

26. Oakland Athletics.   Graveman vs. McHugh in ex-Bisons starter battle Saturday in Houston. (26)

27. Cincinnati Reds. Gave up six homers and blew 9-0 lead but survived to win 13-10 game in Wrigley. (27)

28. San Francisco Giants. Entered weekend 38 games out of first place. Ouch. (28)

29. Chicago White Sox.  Delmonico at .382 with five home runs in first 15 games in big leagues. (29)

30. Philadelphia Phillies. Fell to MLB-worst 19-46 on road with blowout loss in San Francisco.  (30)

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