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(Through Thursday's games. Last week in parentheses)
1. Washington Nationals. On the way to MLB's best record three years after losing 103. (1)
2. Cincinnati Reds. Chapman's sore shoulder a sudden concern. (2)
3. Texas Rangers. Need healthy Hamilton down the stretch. (3)
4. Oakland Athletics. Got the job done in Anaheim. (8)
5. Baltimore Orioles. A Beltway World Series is possible. (5)
6. San Francisco Giants. Just about ready to coast home in NL West. (6)
7. New York Yankees. Imagine if they have to play wild-card game on the road in Oakland. (7)
8. Atlanta Braves. No way they collapse this year. (4)
9. Tampa Bay Rays. In serious trouble after getting swept in Baltimore. (9)
10. Chicago White Sox. Rainout helped them avoid Verlander. (10)
11. St Louis Cardinals. Trying to avoid epic collapse year after miracle ride. (11)
12. Detroit Tigers. Play huge makeup Monday in Chicago. (12)
13. Los Angeles Angels. Offense mostly asleep during key series with Athletics. (13)
14. Los Angeles Dodgers. Money doesn't buy wins instantly. See Pegula, Terry. (15)
15. Philadelphia Phillies. Who said 2012 was killed? Scratch that. They're alive. (19)
16. Pittsburgh Pirates. Forget the playoffs. Desperate to just finish .500. (14)
17. Milwaukee Brewers. Team alive in playoff race, Braun alive in MVP race. (18)
18. Arizona Diamondbacks. Running out of time. (16)
19. Seattle Mariners. King Felix since Perfecto: 2-3, 4.68. (17)
20. San Diego Padres. Broadcaster Coleman, who once played D ball in Wellsville, gets statue outside Petco. (21)
21. Toronto Blue Jays. Encarnacion a 40-HR guy in Bautista's absence. (23)
22. Kansas City Royals. Perez runs hitting streak to 16 games. (24)
23. New York Mets. Lifeless, utterly Bisonesque performances at home. (20)
24. Boston Red Sox. Battled hard against Yankees. Just plain stink. (22)
25. Miami Marlins. At this point, why bother giving Bell the ball? (25)
26. Minnesota Twins. Look poised to overtake tumbling Tribe. (27)
27. Cleveland Indians. C-Town media has dubbed it "Zombie Baseball." (26)
28. Colorado Rockies. Haven't been last in NL West since 2005. (28)
29. Chicago Cubs. Looks like they'll avoid first 100-loss season since 1966. (29)
30. Houston Astros. Had just 1,100 TV households watching for a game last week. Seriously. (30)