–The San Francisco Chronicle's Scott Ostler writes that before Dallas Braden got the win, his grandma got the save.
–The San Diego Union-Tribune's Tim Sullivan writes that Sandy Alderson is out to fix Dominican baseball.
–The Dallas Morning News' Tim Cowlishaw writes that big ball is out and small ball is in for the Rangers.
–The New York Daily News' John Harper writes that A.J. Burnett melted down again at Fenway Park.
–The Denver Post's Dave Krieger writes that injuries plant a seed for a huge harvest down the road for the Rockies.