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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

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

1. Los Angeles Dodgers. Lead in NL West is up to 14 games, run differential has soared to plus-151. (1)

2. New York Yankees. As Mariano and Mussina head into Cooperstown, Boone's "Savages" have just about put away AL East with 22-6 run of dominance. (2)

3. Houston Astros. In city that hosted Mission Control, Apollo 11 hats will be worn Monday to honor moon landing. (3)

4. Minnesota Twins. Suddenly hearing lots of footsteps from Indians in AL Central – and Yankees hit town on Monday. (4)

5. Atlanta Braves. At 22 homers, Donaldson's one-year contract looking like a good bet. (5)

6. Cleveland Indians. Burst back into AL Central race with 12-2 stretch after back-to-back 13-0 losses to Orioles. (7)

7. Oakland Athletics. Ex-Bison Hendriks hits 100 mph during five-out save. (8)

8. Tampa Bay Rays. Have slipped below Tribe and A's in wild-card chase. (6)

9. Chicago Cubs. Rizzo's grand slam vs. Padres gives him seven straight 20-homer seasons. (14)

10. Washington Nationals. Won 32 of 45 but now must deal with Scherzer's back problems. (11)

11. Boston Red Sox. Open rugged stretch of 14 straight vs. Rays and Yankees Monday in St. Petersburg. (12)

12. Philadelphia Phillies. After 29 RBIs in first 33 games, Bruce lands on IL. (13)

13. St. Louis Cardinals. Ozuna has team-high 20 homers. (16)

14. Texas Rangers. Five-game skid is trouble for postseason hopes. (9)

15. Milwaukee Brewers. Still odd to see a negative run differential. (10)

16. Arizona Diamondbacks. In wild-card race even without Goldschmidt as Buffalo BBHOFer Torey Lovullo doing another fine job at the helm. (18)

17. Los Angeles Angels. Harvey is DFA'd after 7.09 ERA in 12 starts. (17)

18. San Francisco Giants. Back to .500 with 9-1 stretch, including two-run rally in 16th inning vs. Mets. (23)

19. Colorado Rockies. Gave up 73 runs in 1-5 slump – a stunning average of 12.12 per game. (15)

20. San Diego Padres. It's 8,106 games and counting for MLB's only franchise without a no-hitter as Paddack is foiled in 8th in Miami. (21)

21. Pittsburgh Pirates. Bell suddenly in 3-for-30 slump with no homers, no RBIs. (20)

22. Chicago White Sox. What in the world was Harold Baines doing in Cooperstown this weekend? Goofy Era Committee. (19)

23. New York Mets. Good thing their fans have Alonso to watch. (24)

24. Cincinnati Reds. Blew 7-0 lead against Cardinals by allowing a 10-run inning. Yikes. (22)

25. Seattle Mariners. Leake gets three outs from perfection vs. Halos after first-inning blitzing in Anaheim eight days earlier. (26)

26. Miami Marlins. At 16 for 17 in save chances with a terrible team, Romo could help a contender. (27)

27. Toronto Blue Jays. After all the Derby hype, is anyone going to point out Vladdy Jr. has one home run in his last 34 games? One. (25)

28. Kansas City Royals. Montgomery returns in deal with Cubs, whom he recorded last out for in '16 World Series. (29)

29. Detroit Tigers. Ex-Bison Norris made first career start against Jays on Saturday night. (28)

30. Baltimore Orioles. On a team with just 30 wins, rookie Means has eight of them. (30)

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