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Jason Lane
The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

Here's how The Times' Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 major league teams this week: 1. OAKLAND: Trout or Cabrera? Try 3B Josh Donaldson, who has outhomered both and leads the majors in runs. (4) 2. TORONTO: 1B Edwin Encarnacion hit 16 home runs in May. The Royals hit 13. The Cardinals hit 11. (2) 3. SAN FRANCISCO: In 2000, Tim Hudson was second in AL Cy Young vote, going 20-6 with a 4.14 ERA. He began 2014 at 6-2, 1.75. (1) 4. MILWAUKEE: Carlos Gomez, not Ryan Braun, is Brewers OF in All-Star voting. He and Puig would be some fun together. (5) 5. DETROIT: Tigers shortstops have six extra-base hits. So do the Cubs’ pitchers. (3) 6. ANGELS: Record with Trout, Pujols and...