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Anibal Sanchez
The Times' baseball rankings
The Times' baseball rankings

Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. OAKLAND: Franchise with reputation for polishing young talent is only team that hasn’t used a rookie this season. (1) 2. MILWAUKEE: Marco Estrada has given up 89 hits in 96 innings; not bad. Except 24 of them are home runs. (2) 3. DETROIT: Tigers have two of last three AL Cy Young Award winners, and staff ace Anibal Sanchez (2.64 ERA) isn’t one of them. (5) 4. DODGERS: Have walked two or fewer batters in 31 consecutive games, tying the 1990 Pirates for the longest streak since 1914. (6) 5. ANGELS: Seventeen of 26 games in July will be at home, where the Angels have won 18 of...