The Nevada Speeders are still in command of the weekly team power rankings after ten weeks of baseball, holding a record of 37-20 as they added two wins since last week, which was interrupted by the five-day All-Star break.
The Speeders capped off their home-and-home sweep of the Chicago Pit Bulls with a 10-2 win on the 16th, just before breaking for the midsummer classic. They opened their four-game set yesterday against California with a 6-1 win.
Most of the rest of the league looks as it did at the end of 9 weeks, though some upsets were on the scoreboard to start the second half off.
Arizona upended Seattle 5-4, with former Toronto Nomads minor leaguer Kevin Faith registering his 2nd win on the season for the Cowboys, while 2-time Bull Cup champion Adam Price fell to 5-5 on the year for the Salts.
The New York Dragons, who have struggled this year, improved to 27-31 after taking down the Montreal Metros 5-2. The Metros are now just 1 game ahead of the Rimouski Fighting Moose with a 34-23 record.
Finally, the hapless Detroit Motorheads pulled off an upset against the mightly Minneapolis Ravens, who despite 12 hits could not outscore the Motor City team. Motorheads won 4-3.
Players of the week were Chitoji Yamada for the Nevada Speeders, picking up the AEL nod, and David Herbst of the Chicago Pit Bulls getting the LL award. Herbst was 7-for-8 in two games for Chicago, both of which were losses. Yamada was 3-for-4 with a pair of taters in the Chicago game, and was 1-for-1 with a double and a run in the All-Star game.