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The Times' MLB power rankings

The Times' MLB power rankings

Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday:

1. ST. LOUIS: Cardinals are experimenting with iPads in dugout so players can do hacking, er, scouting, from bench. (1)

2. TORONTO: Yankees' Brian Cashman said noise at Rogers Centre was like a "WWE crowd." The playoffs should be fun. (2)

3. PITTSBURGH: Three postseason appearances in a row. Next up? Actually winning a postseason series. (6)

4. CHICAGO CUBS: Cubs brought zoo animals to the ballpark, including a flamingo to a news conference. (5)

5. NEW YORK METS: In the clubhouse, Juan Uribe was heard shouting "I love America. America makes me rich.". (3)