The Atlanta Braves have won 13 games in a row. The Detroit Tigers have now won 11 consecutive games. The Los Angeles Dodgers had a 15-game road winning streak snapped on Tuesday.
This trio of teams have clearly been the hottest clubs of late in the second half. But there are also two other teams that can lay claim to outstanding play over the past several weeks as well.
The Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals both merit consideration for the hottest team in the majors. Great pitching has led Tampa Bay into a fight with the Boston Red Sox at the top of the AL East, while the Royals have vaulted themselves into the playoff discussion with their fine play of late as well.
But which team actually has the best chance of sustaining its torrid play throughout the second half?
Let's take a look.