June 20 - June 26
The red-hot Tampa Bay Rays were the top performers in week 12 of the Major League Baseball season. They won five of their last six games, including a three-game sweep of the Astros in Houston. The streaky Rays have moved within two games of the AL East-leading Yankees and are only half a game behind No. 2 Boston. Perhaps most perplexing is that the Rays are 10 games above .500 on the road but are only 18-18 in the friendly confines of Tropicana Field.
The No. 4 Dodgers finished the week on a strong note by beating the visiting Angels on a walk-off hit by Tony Gwynn. The joy in L.A did not last long after news broke that the Dodger ownership filed for bankruptcy. Hopefully the ownership mess with the Bums will be resolved soon and Bud Selig and the MLB brass will find a new owner to bring stability to the once-proud franchise.