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The Times' baseball rankings
The Times' baseball rankings

Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. OAKLAND: Jon Lester’s last 204 starts with Red Sox: one shutout. Lester’s first two starts with A’s: one shutout. (1) 2. BALTIMORE: Nelson Cruz: 34, one year after Biogenesis suspension, sixth straight year with 22+ HR. (5) 3. DODGERS: .564 winning percentage would be lowest for team with NL’s best record since 2007 Diamondbacks (.556). (4) 4. MILWAUKEE: Sunday’s giveaway is a chorizo-themed bobblehead doll, with a mustard-stained sombrero. (6) 5. ANGELS: They have used 25 relievers, most of any AL team, and six starting...

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