–The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy writes that a mayday call may be already necessary for the Red Sox in the second month of the season.
–The Chicago Tribune's Phil Rogers writes that Starlin Castro has been a success everywhere he has played.
–The New York Daily News' John Harper writes that CC Sabathia's dusting of Dustin Pedroia showed the toughness of the Yankees.
–The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Tom Powers writes that Francisco Liriano's first loss wasn't his fault.
–The Seattle Times' Larry Stone writes that teams are reluctant to deal with the Mariners, who need a hitter.