Last week's rankings in parentheses Team 1 Cardinals (1) Cardinals' weakness finally exposed: five-hour rain delays 2 Braves (3) Upton mania...

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Last week’s rankings in parentheses

1 Cardinals (1) Cardinals’ weakness finally exposed: five-hour rain delays
2 Braves (3) Upton mania cooling in Atlanta, although Kate still performing at peak level
3 Rangers (2) Adrian Belte hits better from one knee than most upright third basemen
4 Reds (5) Rivalry with Pirates hasn’t been this heated since the Nasty Boys reigned
5 Pirates (6) Pirates sticking to claim Facebook named after their former reliever, Elroy Face
6 Red Sox (9) Ellsbury steals five bases, but reluctantly agrees to give them back
7 A’s (13) Trying to race the Warriors out of Oakland
8 Tigers (7) Can’t believe we gave up Ruffin for Fister, says no Tigers fan, ever
9 Yankees (4) Yanks’ll go as far as stars take them … but enough about Lyle Overbay & Jayson Nix
10 Diamondbacks (10) Willie Bloomquist activated, D-backs’ grit quotient rises exponentially
11 Orioles (15) Chris Davis was trade-deadline pickup for reliever Koji Uehara in 95-loss O’s season
12 Rays (14) Pena, Kotchman, Loney — 1st base in Tampa the place to go to revive your career
13 Indians (8) Vinnie Pestano is now the Indians’ closer, in case anyone asks
14 Giants (12) Giants need to play season like they’re down two games to none in 5-game series
15 Rockies (11) Maybe M’s knew something. Garland’s last 8 starts: 1-7, 6.91 ERA, .363 BA against.
16 Nationals (16) Harper to DL, Strasburg hurt — worst week in DC since fiscal cliff
17 Angels (20) Jason Vargas was 5-0, 2.30 in May, but Kendrys Morales helps ease the pain for M’s
18 Phillies (17) Brown turning into best Domonic since DiMaggio
19 White Sox (18) Guillen says he wants to manage in worst way, which describes his 2012
20 Twins (25) Mauer most successful local product since Prince, but he’s aged better
21 Blue Jays (21) Reyes about ready to begin rehab, so this could be the last dance for Mune
22 Mets (28) Matt Harvey making people forget Tom Seaver, who once… sorry, can’t remember
23 Padres (22) Where’s Sterling Hitchcock when you really need him?
24 Cubs (27) Cubs suddenly playing great baseball. Way to ruin a perfectly good stereotype
25 Dodgers (24) If Mattingly gets fired, Magic prepared to make Phil Jackson offer he can’t refuse
26 Mariners (23) M’s dip into glittering core of pitching prospects for… Jeremy Bonderman
27 Royals (19) With Brett as hitting coach, KC players sure to be linked to ‘roids. Hemorrhoids.
28 Brewers (26) Zack Greinke’s parting gift to Milwaukee: Jose Segura (.360), acquired from Angels
29 Astros (29) With the first pick in the 2013 MLB draft, the Houston Astros select … Nate Silver
30 Marlins (30) Stanton injury thwarting Marlins’ plans to further alienate fans by trading him
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