The National League wins World Series home field advantage despite the Tampa Bays All-Stars' best efforts.
The Boston Red Sox are limping into the All-Star break but are still in the thick of two playoff races.
Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester excel again, Daniel Bard continues bullpen dominance, while Youk and Victor Martinez power BoSox through the week.
The BoSox put it all together in sweeping the Rays, but split four games with the lowly Royals.
Minus a couple of duds, Boston has a winning week and gains ground in the AL Wild Card race.
Another week, another .500 record for this .500 Boston squad.
The Red Sox embarrassed a surprisingly lousy Angels team. Then those damn Yankees had to ruin the fun.
It started out as a promising week, then turned into a weekend to forget for Red Sox Nation.
The BoSox won series at home vs. Texas and Baltimore last week, and look to do the same @ Toronto and Baltimore this week.
In the search for fat cats, here's one hiding in plain sight.