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The Times' baseball rankings
The Times' baseball rankings

Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. ANGELS: Kole Calhoun is the only player in baseball with a .300 average, 50 runs and 10 homers since June 1. (5) 2. BALTIMORE: Orioles haven't had this big a lead in August since 1997. (2) 3. WASHINGTON: Nationals are an NL-best 25-15 since the All-Star break. (1) 4. DODGERS: Puig has one homer, 7 RBIs in 117 at-bats since taking part in All-Star Home Run Derby. (3) 5. SAN FRANCISCO: Yusmeiro Petit went 32 days and 46 batters between baserunners allowed. (14) 6. ATLANTA: B.J. Upton (.204) gives Braves NL's worst hitter for second year in row. A.J....

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