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The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

TOP OF THE ORDER Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. SAN FRANCISCO: Right-hander Jean Machi (0.31 ERA) has major league-best 23 1/3 -inning scoreless streak. (3) 2. OAKLAND: Brandon Moss (53) and Josh Donaldson (50) have more runs batted in than any tandem in the majors. (1) 3. MILWAUKEE: Jonathan Lucroy leads catchers in batting average (.337), runs (29), hits (82) and extra-base hits (31). (4) 4. TORONTO: Left-hander Mark Buehrle (10-3) has reached double digits in victories in each of his 14 big league seasons. (2) 5. WASHINGTON: Four runs is breaking point for Nats: 30-2 with four runs...