The weather hasn't been the only thing that's running hot around the country this July.
A handful of major league teams seemingly can't lose right now, and that recent success has lifted those clubs into playoff contention or first place in their respective divisions. And for two first-place teams, their hot streaks have helped them to strengthen their current leads.
With the midpoint of the season now passed and the trade deadline less than a week away, the truly good teams are beginning to separate themselves from the mediocre and terrible clubs in baseball. Those that have turned red-hot in July aren't just winning, but they're getting better and ready to add reinforcements through deadline deals.
Here are six teams that just keep on soaring and won't be coming back to earth. (Apologies to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have won seven of their last 10 games, but are not included on this list.)