Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune writes that the Rays swept the Red Sox and won their fifth straight game.

The Tribune's Martin Fennelly writes that the Rays took back what they feel was theirs with a three-game sweep of the Red Sox.

Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Jake Peavy got bad news as he faces season-ending shoulder surgery.

Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes that Todd Helton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with back trouble.

Mark Kislza of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies get hit with a dilemma concerning Helton.

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes the Brad Penny was shut down by the Cardinals for at least a week.

Jeff Wilson and Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram write that the Rangers are in discussions with the Mariners about a possible trade for Cliff Lee.

Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News writes that there is no panic in the Phillies yet but wonders if there should be.