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Wednesday night's power rankings

1. Adrian Gonzalez. Three home runs in his first three at-bats -- all off Andrew Cashner -- and then a single in his fourth at-bat. He was on deck in the bottom of the eighth when Yasiel Puig made the final out of the inning. We had three three-homer games last season (Ryan Braun, Chris Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall). Back in 2001, we had 22 so this is pretty rare event these days. He's the first player with five home runs through his team's first three games. A-Gone, indeed.

1A. Padres-Dodgers rivalry. I'm already feeling it.

2. Albert Pujols. He slugged his 521st career home run, tying Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas. And it went far.

3. Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies (tie). Both teams are 3-0 after sweeping their opening series on the road. The Rockies belted out four more doubles in a 5-4, 10-inning win over the Brewers, giving them 16. They also hit three home runs, including Wilin Rosario in the 10th off Francisco Rodriguez.

4. Lorenzo Cain. He hit just five home runs last year but his first of 2015 was a big one.

5. Pitchers hitting eighth. Joe Maddon is doing it for the Cubs and Terry Collins hit Jacob deGrom eighth on Wednesday. Trend alert!