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7:40 AM ET, May 16, 2023

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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets strand nine runners and fall to Nationals in resumption of Saturday's rain-delayed game  —  WASHINGTON — The Mets didn't find a way to win Sunday at Nationals Park, but they found a way to lose.  —  It was the continuation of a game that began Saturday afternoon and was delayed nearly four hours by rain.
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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets-Nats suspended due to rain after lengthy delay, will play split doubleheader Sunday  —  WASHINGTON — The decision to play Saturday's 4:05 p.m. contest between the Mets and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park ultimately proved to be the wrong one.
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Joey Lucchesi optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, Mets activate righty Dennis Santana
Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:
What's next for Yankees: Four interesting schedule facts as they visit Blue Jays and Reds  —  TORONTO - During a second straight weekend battling the first place Tampa Bay Rays, Anthony Rizzo noted the road already traveled by the Yankees this early season.  —  “Our schedule early …
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Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:
'They did it to us, let's do it to them': How Yankees returned favor in beating Rays, 9-8  —  NEW YORK - Six days later, it was the Yankees' turn to wipe out a six-run lead in this AL East rivalry.  —  “Just kind of talking about that a little bit,” said Anthony Rizzo …
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Select Nick Burdi, Option Hayden Wesneski  —  The Cubs announced a series of roster moves prior to tonight's opener in Houston (relayed by Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune).  Chicago selected reliever Nick Burdi onto the MLB roster and recalled Jeremiah Estrada from Triple-A Iowa.
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ESPN:
Bills' Josh Allen hits 4 HRs in Toronto BP; Matt Barkley has 5  —  TORONTO — Talk about power arms.  Three call-ups from Buffalo came to Toronto and showed they have what it takes to go deep and throw deep.  —  Buffalo Bills quarterbacks Josh Allen, Kyle Allen and Matt Barkley took batting practice …
Discussion: NBCSports.com
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: What went into decision to open with Jimmy Cordero  —  TORONTO — The Yankees diverged from their normal pitching plans Monday, asking Jimmy Cordero to open against the Blue Jays before Jhony Brito took over.  —  Cordero, a righty, hasn't started a game since 2013 …
Daily News:
Gloria Molina, groundbreaking LA lawmaker, dies at 74  —  She was the first Latina elected to LA City Council, state Assembly and Board of Supervisors.  —  Pioneering Southern California leader Gloria Molina has died, according to her family members, who issued a statement Sunday evening, May 14.
Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Reds call up prospect Matt McLain  —  MIAMI — Since the Cincinnati Reds drafted shortstop prospect Matt McLain in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft, the front office has moved him through the farm system as quickly and as aggressively as any position player prospect over the last decade.
Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Dodgers shut out, sweep Padres, who fall 7 games back in National League West standings  —  Padres lose fifth straight game; shut out for sixth time and hitless with runners in scoring position for 13th time  —  Even as the Padres try to keep it loose, they find themselves trying too hard.
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
‘This team can win’: After listless beginning, big-bucks Mets set sights on turnaround  —  WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer used to attack the streets and bridges surrounding Nationals Park on foot, his legendary between-starts running routine often leaving teammates in the dust if they dared join the Nationals ace.
Discussion: New York Post and Yahoo Sports
Jacob Calvin Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles top Pirates, 2-0, behind Tyler Wells' dominance, solo homers from Adley Rutschman, Gunnar Henderson  —  Fredi González was hoping for an easy game to manage Saturday.  —  Filling in for skipper Brandon Hyde, who was at his daughter's college graduation Saturday …
Dave Clark / Cincinnati.com:
Here's what the Cincinnati Reds' Nike City Connect uniforms look like, where to buy them  —  The Cincinnati Reds launched their Nike City Connect uniform campaign Saturday morning, and fans got their first look at the jerseys the team is scheduled to wear for the first time this Friday …
Discussion: The Athletic and FanSided
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Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:   ‘We wanted to make it bold’: Cincinnati Reds introduce their City Connect uniforms
 
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