–Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe writes that Victor Martinez may have caught a break.
–Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe writes that with raised stakes, the Red Sox stay hot and beat the Rays.
–Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post writes that Stephen Strasburg, without his best stuff, gets through a 52-pitch start for Triple-A Syracuse of guile.
–John Keim of the Washington Examiner wonders if even more hype will be coming to the Nationals.
–Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun writesthat Dave Trembley is still the Orioles manager as Andy MacPhail and Peter Angelos meet.
–Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News writes that bankruptcy looks bad, but is a step to viability for the Rangers.
–Andrew McCarron of the New York Daily News writes that Francisco Rodriguez and bullpen coach Randy Niemann got into a heated discussion in the finale of the Subway Series.
–David Waldstein of the New York Times writes that it's the Bronx Zoo in Queens with angry words and wins.
—Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that J.J. Putz's name can be added to the list of White Sox on the trading block.
–Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune writes that the White Sox take Jake Peavy's advance and jump on the Indians.
–Bernardo Fallas and Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle wonder where Roy Oswalt will end up?
–Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that Andy Pettitte says Oswalt wants to pitch for a contender.
–Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Albert Pujols might need a nudge from Tony La Russa.
–John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Aaron Harang hits and runs the Reds to victory over the Pirates.