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The Times' MLB power rankings

The Times' MLB power rankings

Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. ST. LOUIS: Best record but the best fans in baseball? Judging by All-Star voting, same state, but look west. (1) 2. DODGERS: A Clayton Kershaw advisory is in effect for the National League West. (5) 3. KANSAS CITY: Had them ranked ninth, but then the Royals fans stuffed the ballot box. (6) 4. PITTSBURGH: A.J. Burnett says this will be his last season. Right now, it's also his best. (4) 5. CHICAGO CUBS: Need an ace but it hasn't been Jon Lester. He's 4-5 with a 4.25 earned-run average. (10) 6. NEW YORK YANKEES: Mason Williams' first major league hit was a home run. (12) 7....

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