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MLB Power Rankings (July 15)

1. Cardinals (57-36): They are hitting .337 with runners in scoring position.

2. Red Sox (58-39): They have scored 21 more runs than anyone in baseball.

3. Pirates (56-37): The last time they had five All-Stars was 1972.

4. Athletics (56-39): Donaldson is not an All-Star but may be top three in AL MVP voting.

5. Rays (55-41): They have gone 12-2 since the start of July.

6. Braves (54-41): They have the largest division lead in baseball.

7. Tigers (52-42): Cabrera is in first or second in the AL in each Triple Crown category.

8. Rangers (54-41): Darvish leads the majors with 157 strikeouts.

9. Reds (53-42): Votto, Choo and Bruce each have an OPS higher than .830.

10. Orioles (53-43): Davis homered in his last four games before the All-Star break.

11. Yankees (51-44): They end the first half in fourth place in the AL East.

12. Indians (51-44): They’re only 1½ games back of the Tigers in the AL Central.

13. D-backs (50-45): Goldschmidt has stayed hot, hitting .353 in July.

14. Nationals (48-47): How will Strasburg bounce back from the worst start of his career?

15. Dodgers (47-47): They are 24-15 since Puig was called up on June 3.

16. Phillies (48-48): They’ve won four series in a row vs. the Pirates, Braves, Nationals and White Sox.

17. Rockies (46-50): Gonzalez (.610) and Cuddyer (.568) have the top two slugging percentages in the National League.

18. Blue Jays (45-49): Dickey has allowed 67 earned runs this year after allowing 71 all of 2012.

19. Angels (44-49): They have a 4.31 team ERA, which ranks 27th in baseball.

20. Royals (43-49): As a team, they have just 23 more homers than the Orioles’ Davis.

21. Giants (43-51): They have just four wins in July and were swept by the Mets last week.

22. Mariners (43-52): They have the second most runs and an MLB-high 22 homers in July.

23. Mets (41-50): Harvey is the first pitcher from the host team to start an All-Star game since 2004.

24. Cubs (42-51): Anyone want to take Garza or Soriano off our hands?

25. Padres (42-54): Even in the tight, subpar NL West, they’re out of it.

26. Twins (39-53): They have one save the entire month of July.

27. Brewers (38-53): None of their starters have a winning record.

28. White Sox (37-55): Dunn’s strikeouts are down. He’s only on pace for 190.

29. Marlins (35-58): They’re last in runs, batting average and slugging.

30. Astros (33-61): They’re on pace to lose 105 games this year.

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



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