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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: 1. DETROIT: Tigers starters have given up more than three runs in a game only twice since April 18 (1) 2. OAKLAND: Athletics have outscored opponents by 81 runs, or two runs per game, best in the majors. (7) 3. MILWAUKEE: Ryan Braun returns but Aramis Ramirez (hamstring), Carlos Gomez (back, suspension) are out. (4) 4. SAN FRANCISCO: At 10-5, the Giants have the best record in the National League in May. (2) 5. COLORADO: Troy Tulowitzki leads NL in hitting and home runs, is No. 2 in runs batted in, to make early triple-crown run. (5) 6. BALTIMORE: Tommy Hunter can't close...

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