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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

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

1. Boston Red Sox. Sale's last six starts: 39 innings, 67 strikeouts, one earned run. Obscene. (1)

2. New York Yankees.  Traded for Happ, lost Judge. Not an even deal.  (2)

3. Houston Astros.  Quietest 104-win pace for any defending Series champion ever. Pay attention,  Sox and Yankees fans. (3)

4. Seattle Mariners. Loss in Anaheim ended 8-0 run in extra innings. (4)

5. Chicago Cubs.  How many position players is Maddon going to keep using on the mound? (6)

6. Oakland Athletics.  Incredible 27-8 run gives game's lowest payroll legit playoff hopes. (8)

7. Milwaukee Brewers. Got the key bat they needed in Royals' Moustakas. (5)

8. Philadelphia Phillies.  Tied team mark with seven HRs in a game, then traded for Mets' Cabrera. (7)

9. Los Angeles Dodgers. The clear NL favorite with Machado in the lineup.(10)

10. Cleveland Indians.  Orioles' Jones would be a great addition. (12)

11. Atlanta Braves. With Chipper's entry, amazing to see how many '90s players are in the Hall. (9)

12. Arizona Diamondbacks.. Left behind by others' deadline moves. (11)

13. Pittsburgh Pirates. First 11-game win streak since 1965 gets them back in the hunt. (19)

14. Colorado Rockies.  Arenado takes over NL HR lead with 100th career shot at Coors. (13)

15. Tampa Bay Rays.  He won't win but Cash is certainly worthy of some Manager of the Year votes. (16)

16. St. Louis Cardinals.  Matheny's time simply ran out. (15)

17. San Francisco Giants.  No run support for Bumgarner's eight innings in loss to Brewers. (14)

18. Los Angeles Angels. Team strongly backs Trout in Manfred marketing squabble. (17)

19. Washington Nationals. Isn't it time they become sellers? (18)

20. Minnesota Twins.  Crushing walkoff loss in 10th at Fenway after Rodney blows lead in ninth.(20)

21. Toronto Blue Jays. Gurriel ties franchise mark with nine straight multi-hit games, most by a rookie since 1913. (21)

22. Cincinnati Reds. Suarez ties club mark by homering in fifth straight game. (22)

23. New York Mets.  Cespedes mess a disaster on multiple levels. (25)

24. Detroit Tigers.  Comerica Park a very underrated drive for quick jaunt from Buffalo. (24)

25. Miami Marlins. Realmuto, relievers could be on the move. (27)

26. Texas Rangers. Full selloff continues with Hamels heading to Cubs. (23)

27. San Diego Padres.  Hells Bells to Hoffman's Hall call. (26)

28. Chicago White Sox. Homered six times but still lost to Angels. (28)

29. Kansas City Royals. Glory days lasted two years. Full teardown. (29)

30. Baltimore Orioles. Blowing it all up. (30)

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