Bob Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Barry Bonds' federal prosecutors lost their appeal on steroids tests, dealing them a major setback. The Chronicle's Gwen Knapp writes that it is the prosecutors who swung and missed on Bonds.
Brian Costello of the New York Post writes that Andy Pettitte became the third pitcher to get to 200 wins with the Yankees in their victory over the Astros. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News writes that a source says the Yankees were "furious" with Alex Rodriguez's silence regarding his groin injury. The Daily News' Tim Smith writes that you can just call Alex "Day-To-Day-Rod."
Zachary Levine and Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle write that the Yankees fit Roy Oswalt's trade criteria. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times writes that Oswalt isn't in the Dodgers' mix because of money.
Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe writes that Red Sox medical director Thomas Gill defended the team's care for Jacoby Ellsbury, citing "misconceptions." Benjamin also writes that Jeremy Hermida became the latest Red Sox left fielder forced to the disabled list by a collision with Adrian Beltre.
Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune writes that Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams downplay their feud. The Tribune's Paul Sullivan writes that the war of words escalates between Lou Piniella and Steve Stone as the Cubs manager questions the expertise of the White Sox analyst. The Tribune's Phil Rogers writes that it is no fluke that Chicago's teams are 13 games under .500.
David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Nate McLouth was placed on the disabled list with a concussion and Brandon Hicks was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett instead of Jordan Schafer because Omar Infante fouled a ball off his foot.
Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that Nelson Cruz is still on the mend from his hamstring injury and won't be activated during the Rangers' road trip, and Derek Holland was sent to Arizona to rehab his shoulder injury.