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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

Through Friday's games. Last week's rankings in parentheses.

1. Houston Astros. Springer with a 463-foot bomb off LF restaurant windows in Toronto. (2)

2. Los Angeles Dodgers. Hoping Muncy (.253-33-87) misses only a couple of weeks with mild wrist fracture. (1)

3. New York Yankees. Dropped first four meetings with Athletics. (3)

4. Minnesota Twins. Chasing Yankees in HR total — and sending messages for October. (4)

5. Atlanta Braves. Big welcome for Josh Donaldson in return to Toronto. (5)

6. Oakland Athletics. Four straight wins against Yankees show how dangerous they are. (7)

7. Cleveland Indians. Bad injury week as Ramirez (hand) and Naquin (knee) both could be out for the season. (8)

8. Tampa Bay Rays. Donned original Devil Rays uniforms in tribute after death of original owner Vince Naimoli. (6)

9. Washington Nationals. Only Dodgers have better run differential in NL than Nats' plus-110. (9)

10. St. Louis Cardinals. Rain creates long weekend with back-to-back doubleheaders against Reds. (10)

11. Chicago Cubs. Escape from Detroit: Castellanos at .357 with 11 homers in first 27 games. (11)

12. Boston Red Sox. Improved to 5-1 on West Coast swing with 15-inning win in Anaheim. (13)

13. Philadelphia Phillies. Rodriguez belts walkoff, criticizes Philly fans; they didn't take it well and he apologizes. (14)

14. Arizona Diamondbacks. Not dead in wild-card hunt: on five-game winning streak and play lowly Padres nine times in September. (16)

15. Milwaukee Brewers. Entered Saturday 2-8 vs. Cubs and Cardinals in August. (15)

16. New York Mets. Six-RBI game for Frazier snaps six-game losing streak. (12)

17. San Francisco Giants. Bumgarner ties Matt Cain with franchise-record 60th win at Oracle Park. (17)

18. Texas Rangers. Michael Young's No. 10 is the sixth retired by the franchise. (18)

19. Los Angeles Angels. Surreal return to Arlington for first time since Skaggs' death. (19)

20. Cincinnati Reds. Aquino's 14 HRs in August sets NL rookie record for a month. (20)

21. San Diego Padres. Machado update: .264-28-75. Hard to say that's worth $30 million a year. (21)

22. Chicago White Sox. No word on callup of OF stud Luis Robert, who is 30-30 in HRs and steals over three levels of minors this season. (22)

23. Colorado Rockies. Arenado ties club record with 12 homers in August. (23)

24. Pittsburgh Pirates. Piled up 20 runs in back-to-back wins at Coors. (26)

25. Seattle Mariners. Quite a matchup Tuesday in Wrigley with King Felix scheduled against Cubs' Lester. (24)

26. Toronto Blue Jays. Bisons suffered in home finale with parent club mandate to give Brock Stewart innings in relief of T.J. Zeuch. (25)

27. Miami Marlins. Triple-A affiliate plays final game in New Orleans before move to Wichita next season. (27)

28. Kansas City Royals. Sale price of $1 billion. Just imagine what a big-market team goes for these days. (28)

29. Baltimore Orioles. Season-high 21 hits in 14-2 romp past KC. (29)

30. Detroit Tigers. On pace for 108 losses. Hey, it's not the 43-119 of 2003. (30)

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