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(Last week in parentheses)

1. Milwaukee Brewers. It’s April. I remain highly skeptical. (3)

2. Oakland Athletics. With solid addition of Kazmir, rotation is holding up. (7)

3. Atlanta Braves. Big power numbers for Freeman, Gattis. (8)

4. New York Yankees. Taking advantage of surprising April mediocrity of AL East. (11)

5. Los Angeles Dodgers. Early edge: Today is already 8th game vs. woeful Diamondbacks. (5)

6. San Francisco Giants. Machi fastest Giants reliever to three wins since 1964. (6)

7. St. Louis Cardinals. Kelly to DL with hammy strain while running out bunt. (10)

8. Washington Nationals. Open intriguing interleaguer vs. Angels at home on Monday. (1)

9. Detroit Tigers. Plainly obvious Miggy is far from healthy after October hernia surgery. (2)

10. Texas Rangers. From a strike away, pulled out win with two runs off M’s Rodney. (22)

11. Pittsburgh Pirates. Stud OF prospect Polanco is tearing up IL for Indy. (4)

12. New York Mets. Dice-K gets the call from Vegas. (20)

13. Seattle Mariners. Soft start for Cano with OPS under .700. (9)

14. Kansas City Royals. Are 7-0 when scoring 4-plus runs – and 0-7 when scoring three or less. (13)

15. Cleveland Indians. Axford bounces back with save after yielding walkoff home run. (14)

16. Chicago White Sox. There were about 100 folks in the stands during frigid 14th Wednesday vs. Red Sox. (15)

17. Baltimore Orioles. Clubhouse gets thorough cleaning after flu outbreak. (18)

18. Toronto Blue Jays. Bullpen had been fine until eight-walk blowup Thursday in Minny. (19)

19. Los Angeles Angels. Pujols on brink of becoming No. 26 to 500. (21)

20. Boston Red Sox. Planning Marathon tributes tonight and tomorrow morning. #Bostonstrong. (23).

21. Philadelphia Phillies. How many headlines this year will say “Phils Ride Revere to win”? (26)

22. Colorado Rockies. CarGo endures 3-for-24 road trip. (17)

23. Minnesota Twins. Still can’t fathom how they went without a retractable roof. Brrrr. (29)

24. Tampa Bay Rays. Offense has been blanked three times in first 16 games. (12)

25. San Diego Padres. Four straight dominant starts by Cashner. (27)

26. Cincinnati Reds. Doesn’t make up for October meltdown but Cueto’s sensational three-hitter baffles Bucs. (25)

27. Houston Astros. The Springer Era begins. Scouts have been raving. (24)

28. Miami Marlins. One eight-game losing streak down, more like it to come. (16)

29. Chicago Cubs. Utterly punchless in double shutout in the Bronx. (28)

30. Arizona Diamondbacks. When starters’ ERA is nearly 8.00, you’re sunk. (30)