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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

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

1. Los Angeles Dodgers. Monster season at work: Five straight walk-offs, 60th win in Game 89, 30 HRs for Bellinger. (1)

2. New York Yankees. Best wishes for health to radio/TV voices John Sterling and Michael Kay. (6)

3. Houston Astros. Verlander is a runaway AL Cy Young leader. (6)

4. Minnesota Twins. It's HR No. 165 and counting – most ever by an MLB team prior to the All-Star break. (2)

5. Atlanta Braves. July 4 fireworks vs. Phillies: Entire infield homers in a game for first time since franchise was in Milwaukee in 1961. (5)

6. Tampa Bay Rays. Back-to-back disasters in extra innings at home vs. Yankees. (4)

7. Cleveland Indians. Huge first series after All-Star break is three-game visit by Twins. (14)

8. Oakland Athletics. Ex-Bison starter Liam Hendriks added to All-Star bullpen. (17)

9. Texas Rangers. Odor's 471-foot homer off Angels' Garcia is longest in Statcast era off a 100-mph pitch. (10)

10. Milwaukee Brewers. Yelich breaks boat window in Pittsburgh river while practicing for HR Derby. (7)

11. Washington Nationals. Roared into second place in NL East on strength of 26-10 run that followed 19-31 start. (21)

12. Boston Red Sox. Sale after loss to Jays dropped him to 3-8, 4.04: "That’s absolutely embarrassing." (11)

13. Philadelphia Phillies. Harper gets 1,000th hit and 200th home run with one swing. (8)

14. Chicago Cubs. Maddon agitated by Pirates' inside pitching. (9)

15. Colorado Rockies. Four straight losses, allowing 31 runs in those games. (12)

16. St. Louis Cardinals. Snapped five-game skid by going 4-1 and averaging six runs per game. (15)

17. Los Angeles Angels. Another angel to the sky for a cursed franchise. RIP, Tyler Skaggs. (19)

18. Arizona Diamondbacks. Holland's struggles at closer ruining bullpen. (13)

19. Chicago White Sox. Giolito a legit candidate to be All-Star starter. (16)

20. Pittsburgh Pirates. Bell having best year for a Bucs first baseman since Stargell. (22)

21. San Diego Padres. Lauer throws strike through Dodger Stadium earthquake. (18)

22. Cincinnati Reds. Plus-42 run differential a hint they could make second-half jump. (23)

23. San Francisco Giants. Only the Marlins have fewer home wins in the NL. (24)

24. New York Mets. Utter lack of support: Bullpen has 9.30 ERA during deGrom's starts. (20)

25. Toronto Blue Jays. Jansen erupts for five homers in seven games, is just fourth catcher in club history to homer in three straight. (27)

26. Seattle Mariners. Season essentially over: Dropped seven of eight and waiting for trade deadline. (25)

27. Miami Marlins. Dropped five straight, scoring only five runs in final four losses. (28)

28. Detroit Tigers. Just 12-30 at home. When does Lions season start? (26)

29. Kansas City Royals. Mondesi leads MLB with nine triples. (29)

30. Baltimore Orioles. Current pace is 48-114, or one game better than last year. Yikes. (30)

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