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Barry Zito

The Times' MLB power rankings

1. ST. LOUIS: This spot about to be retired in the Cardinals' honor. (1) 2. KANSAS CITY: Royal families? Nine months after World Series, there's a baby boom in town. (2) 3. PITTSBURGH: Hee-Seop Choi couldn't play, but Jung-Ho Kang sure can. Seoul and Pittsburgh rejoice. (3) 4. CHICAGO CUBS: Eisenhower was president last time Cubs won nine in a row this late in season. (9) 5. TORONTO: If you win, they will come. Average attendance this homestand: 44,840. (8) 6. N.Y. YANKEES: Best eighth-inning guy in baseball: Dellin Betances (61 IP, 26 H, 96 K, 1.19 ERA). (5) 7. DODGERS: Justin Turner just about even with Miguel Cabrera in slugging percentage. (4) 8. SAN...