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MLB Power Rankings (June 24)

1. Cardinals (47-29): Despite getting swept, they still have MLB’s best record.

2. Reds (45-32): Bruce has hit 10 homers in the month of June.

3. Pirates (46-30): Seven have at least three wins and a winning record.

4. Rangers (44-32): Responded to a six-game skid by winning six of seven.

5. Red Sox (45-33): They lead the majors in runs at more than five a game.

6. Tigers (42-32): Scherzer is 11-0 with 122 Ks.

7. Braves (44-33): They’re in the top 2 in ERA, quality starts and WHIP.

8. Athletics (44-34): Donaldson is hitting .305 with a team-high 46 RBIs.

9. D-backs (41-34): Closer Bell has allowed a run in five straight games.

10. Yankees (41-34): Will they ever get healthy?

11. Orioles (42-34): Davis is top 2 in each AL Triple Crown category.

12. Blue Jays (38-36): They have won 11 straight and 15 of their past 18.

13. Rays (39-37): Pitching is struggling with Price and Cobb on the DL.

14. Rockies (39-38): What can Oswalt add?

15. Giants (38-37): Not good to lose three of four at home to the Marlins.

16. Indians (38-36): Kipnis is hitting .400 in June.

17. Nationals (37-38): Desmond is having another All-Star season.

18. Padres (38-38): They’re fourth in NL West but only 3½ games back.

19. Royals (35-38): No one has more than six HRs.

20. Phillies (36-40): Papelbon blew three saves last week.

21. Twins (34-38): Their 1.41 team WHIP is second worst in baseball.

22. Angels (33-43): Hamilton hitting .171 in June.

23. Dodgers (32-42): With that rotation, they should be much better.

24. Mariners (34-43): They’re slugging .359 in June.

25. White Sox (31-42): Dunn has 20 homers and 22 singles this year.

26. Mets (30-42): At least they have Harvey and Wheeler.

27. Cubs (31-43): At least they have Rizzo.

28. Brewers (31-43): Braun is needed back.

29. Astros (29-48): They have an MLB-worst 4.64 team ERA.

30. Marlins (25-50): On pace for 108 losses.

* Records and stats entering Monday’s games

Jeffrey Tomik is the sports editor at Express and has worked in the D.C. area since 2007.

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