New York Yankees 11-4; nothing is different here and they just continue to keep playing well even with more money on the DL than the Royals have invested in players for the year.
Tampa Bay Rays 10-5; Thanks to Evan Longoria’s hot bat in interleague play the Rays have double the amount of wins as opposed to losses. Too bad they play in the AL East.
LA Angels 11-4; The Angels have probably had the biggest difference in winning % then what is reflected in their overall record
San Francisco Giants 8-4; Not played as many games as other teams, but thanks to some dominant starting pitching against the AL they are one of few teams in the NL excelling.
Kansas City Royals 4-11; No surprise here, after a hot start they have started the annual Royal slide and usually good against the NL, not so much this year.
Chicago Cubs 4-8; The only reason they don’t have more losses is because they have only played twelve games.
Houston 4-8; Another bad team that continues poor play no matter which league they are playing.
Reds 5-10; Has to be the most surprising team that has not fared well against interleague opponents.
Some players that have excelled are guys that have recently switched leagues in Adrian Gonzalez and Cliff Lee. Gonzalez is hitting .446 with 14 RBI against his old mates from the national league and Cliff Lee’s ERA against American league opponents is 0.00.
Average: Home Runs: RBI’s:
- A. Gonzalez .446 1.T. Wigginton 7 1. E. Longoria 17
- N. Markakis .441 2. M. Teixeira 6 2. C. Beltran 15
- A. Rodriguez .440 3. J. Bautista 5 2. N. Swisher 15
- R. Cedeno .432 4. P. Konerko 5 2. K. Youkilis 15
- M. Cabrera .420 5. E. Longoria 5
The leader boards are pretty much dominated by American league guys. Although some recognition to the Giants starting pitchers, Vogelsong, Lincecum and Cain all have sub 1.00 ERA’s against their American League opponents.
*These include games thru Thursday June 30th and not Friday July 1st