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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

(Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses)

1. New York Yankees.  Finally, Bird can be the word at first base. (1)

2. Boston Red Sox. Signed longtime ex-Bison Brandon Phillips for infield insurance. (2)

3. Houston Astros.  On pace for franchise-record 106 wins. (4)

4. Seattle Mariners.  Pretty secure for wild-card that would snap MLB-high 17-year playoff drought. (3)

5. Milwaukee Brewers.  Atop NL Central but second halves have been troublesome in recent years. (5)

6. Atlanta Braves. Acuna back from month-long stint on DL. (8)

7. Arizona Diamondbacks. Pollock hits Triple-A for injury rehab. (12)

8. Chicago Cubs.  Have 15 home games slated for July. (6)

9. Cleveland Indians. Kluber's 113 innings: 115 Ks, 13 walks. Amazing. (11)

10. Oakland Athletics.  Set MLB record with homers in 27 straight road games. (15)

11. Philadelphia Phillies. Gave up seven homers in ugly 17-7 loss to Nats. (13)

12. Los Angeles Dodgers.  Belted franchise-record 54 homers in June. (16)

13. Washington Nationals. Soto joins Ott, Griffey Jr., Harper as only teens with pair of multi-homer games. (7)

14. San Francisco Giants. Have climbed back into race and open 10-game homestand Thursday night. (17)

15. St. Louis Cardinals. Back-to-back one-run games after four straight wins. (10)

16. Los Angeles Angels.  Got swept in season series by Red Sox (0-6) for first time. (9)

17. Colorado Rockies. Plummeting in NL West, as they're closer to cellar than top. (14)

18. Tampa Bay Rays. "The opener" on the mound continues to confound foes. (20)

19. Pittsburgh Pirates. Repeating annual summer instruction to Buffalo fans: If you've never been to PNC Park, get there. (18)

20. Toronto Blue Jays. Osuna accepts 75-game suspension for domestic incident. (23)

21. Minnesota Twins. Five-RBI day for Mauer in loss at Wrigley.(22)

22. Texas Rangers. Choo extends on-base streak to MLB-best 41 games.  (25)

23. Detroit Tigers.  Were one under .500 -- then dropped 10 straight for first time since '03. (19)

24. San Diego Padres. Playing 22 out of 27 games on the road; enter weekend 18-24 both at home and away. (24)

25. Cincinnati Reds. Riggelman is 31-33 since taking over for Price. (27)

26. New York Mets. Complete collapse continues as GM Alderson steps down due to cancer recurrence. (21)

27. Miami Marlins. Daily shots of empty seats in Marlins Park have become an Internet meme. (26)

28. Chicago White Sox. Have given up double figures three times in last nine games. (28)

29. Kansas City Royals. MLB-worst 11-29 record at home.(29)

30. Baltimore Orioles. Wonderful gesture to honor those lost at Annapolis Capital Gazette with tribute at press box seat. (30)

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