Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Cardinals belted four home runs in beating the Phillies.
The Post-Dispatch's Bryan Burwell writes that the Cardinals' offensive juices are starting to flow.
Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that Nelson Cruz's 14th-inning home run lifted the Rangers over the Tigers.
Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press writes that Brandon Inge suffered a broken hand in the Tigers' sixth straight loss.
Tim Sullivan of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that the Padres gave manager Bud Black a three-year contract extension.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that a hamstring injury could land Scott Rolen on the disabled list.
John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes that the Twins are unsure when Justin Morneau will return from his concussion.
Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes that Troy Tulowitzki will start a rehab assignment tonight but Todd Helton is baffled by batting practice.
The Post's Mark Kiszla writes that Ubaldo Jimenez's swoon goes well past June.
John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that Jake Westbrook, not Dan Haren or Roy Oswalt, is the answer for the Mets as the trading deadline looms.
Joe LaPointe of the New York Times writes that a slump is of no concern to Derek Jeter.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post writes that no one should buy the idea that the Yankees are not buying.