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The Times' baseball rankings
The Times' baseball rankings

Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. WASHINGTON: Masters of the big finish, with five walkoff wins in six games. (6) 2. BALTIMORE: On pace for its biggest AL East margin since 1971, when Orioles had four 20-game winners. (4) 3. DODGERS: Only club to sell 3 million tickets already. Number of clubs still under 2 million: 17. (1) 4. OAKLAND: Closer Sean Doolittle: 203 batters faced, 79 K, 5 BB. (3) 5. ANGELS: Showdown? Tickets as low as $8 available to three of four games vs. A’s next weekend. (2) 6. KANSAS CITY: Setup men Davis (0.80) and Herrera (1.51): combined 440 batters faced, 0 HR. (7) 7. SEATTLE: If Kershaw is an MVP...