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–Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle writes that Roy Oswalt wants out as he requests to be traded from the Astros.

–Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle writes that Drayton McLane finally accepts the good days are over for the Astros.

–Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe writes that David Ortiz meets with Terry Francona.

–Tony Massarotti of the Boston Globe write that he wonders if in Boston, it would be Hanley being Manny?

–Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald writes that Mike Lowell had a chance to be a Phillie.

–Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that Javier Vazquez's gem and rookie Kevin Russo's rip helps the Yankees win the first Subway Series game over the Mets.

–John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that David Wright's wrongs hurt Jerry Manuel the most.

–The New York Daily News reports that Brian McNamee is to meet with the grand jury that is investigating Roger Clemens for perjury.

–Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record writes that Jerry Manuel inches closer to the brink.

–Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune writes that Ozzie Guillen emphasizes he has a good relationship with Ken Williams.

–Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post writes that Scott Olsen leaves the Nationals' loss to the Orioles with a stiff shoulder.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Barry Zito's hot start ends in Oakland.