Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post writes that Stephen Strasburg struck out 14 in seven innings to win his major-league debut for the Nationals against the Pirates. The Post's Thomas Boswell writes just a hint of Strasburg's capacity is simply stunning.

Juan C. Rodriguez of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel writes that Mike Stanton was solid in his major-league debut, going 3-for-5, but the Marlins fell to the Phillies.

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the Phillies won on Ben Francisco's two-run single in the eighth inning.

Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg Times writes that Jeff Niemann pitched a two-hit shutout and Carlos Pena hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Rays over the Blue Jays.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times writes that the surging Dodgers took over first place in the National League West as Manny Ramirez was the man of the hour in a victory over the Cardinals.

Mike Puma of the New York Post writes Mets pushed their home winning streak to nine games at Citi Field as Ike Davis' 11th-inning home run beat the Padres. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that Major League Baseball is satisfied with its review of the Mets moving Oliver Perez to the disabled list.

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Matt Cain fired a seven-hit shutout against the NL's top offense as the Giants beat the Reds.

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes that Zack Greinke was hit hard again as the Royals lost to the Twins.

Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that for the Twins, there is no place like Target Field.

Lynn Henning of the Detroit News writes that Armando Galarraga was far from perfect in his follow-up as a seventh-inning rally fueled the Tigers past the White Sox. Henning also writes that farm director Glenn Ezell has left the Tigers organization.

Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that the Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez to give Colby Lewis plenty of run support in his victory over the Mariners.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that it was an A-plus for Athletics hitters as they ended the Angels' six-game winning streak.

George A. King III of the New York Post writes that the Yankees blasted past the Orioles.

Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe writes that Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox made their mark in a victory over the Indians.

Anthony Witrado of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that the Brewers beat the Cubs as Casey McGehee's two-run single with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning saved Yovani Gallardo's work.

Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle writes that Michael Bourn ignited the Astros' eighth-inning rally in a victory over the Rockies.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Troy Glaus got the big hit as the Braves beat the Diamondbacks.

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that Aramis Ramirez is likely headed to the disabled list. Lewis Lazare of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that BP, the Cubs and the White Sox are downplaying the BP Crosstown Cup.

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun writes that the Orioles are eyeing Bobby Valentine and Eric Wedge in their managerial search.

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I wonder what attracts the Orioles to Eric Wedge. Did the Indians make positive progress or advance the development of any young players while he was there? I heard people saying he seemed limited as a manager, but I'm curious what those who know more about it think.