–Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe writes that it was another round of torture for the Red Sox in the Bronx.
–Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News writes that the hype that surrounds games between the Yankees and Red Sox was lived up to this time.
–Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post writes that there was a puzzling powwow by the Mets' brass.
–Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Tony La Russa looks brilliant after making changes to the Cardinals' lineup.
–Gary Shelton of the St. Petersburg Times writes that Hank Blalock is grateful to be back to the big leagues with the Rays.