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2:48 AM ET, May 21, 2023

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Fiifi Frimpong / New York Daily News:
Mets Notebook: Carlos Carrasco returns from injury to face former team  —  After securing a series win against MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays, the Mets began a three-game set against the Cleveland Guardians — who came across a familiar face.  —  Carlos Carrasco made his return from the injured list against his former team Friday.
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Fiifi Frimpong / New York Daily News:
Francisco Lindor hits walk-off single against former team to cap thriller against Guardians in extras  —  Pete Alonso continues to put together an MVP campaign carrying the Mets as of late, but he needed some help from Francisco Lindor to secure the victory.
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees spoil Cincinnati Reds' City Connect debut  —  On a night that featured the debut of a new Cincinnati Reds uniform and controversy surrounding a foreign substance inspection on the New York Yankees' starting pitcher, it was the sport's biggest star who headlined the show.
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Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
The similarities between Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe and Reds shortstop Matt McLain  —  As they were growing up, Cincinnati Reds shortstop Matt McLain and New York Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe were both the star players on every team they ever played on.
Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds City Connect uniforms: A Q&A on the details  —  When the Cincinnati Reds began designing their new City Connect uniforms, which they'll wear on the field for the first time this weekend against the New York Yankees, Reds vice president of marketing and communications Ralph Mitchell thought …
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Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:   'It's been huge for us': Cincinnati Reds making big strides on basepaths
Jimmy Golen / Associated Press:
Jimmy Butler scores 27, Heat beat Celtics 111-105 to take 2-0 lead in East Conference Finals  —  BOSTON — Jimmy Butler scored 27 points, hitting a pair of buckets to give the Heat the lead after they erased a double-digit, fourth-quarter deficit and Miami beat Boston 111-105 on Friday night …
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Kyle Hightower / Associated Press:
Jimmy Butler scores 35, Heat rally to beat Celtics 123-116 in East finals opener
Jacob Calvin Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles beat Blue Jays, 6-2, behind Ryan Mountcastle's 3-run homer, Kyle Gibson's steady start  —  TORONTO — The Orioles' first game against the Toronto Blue Jays in 2023 was similar to many the teams have played over the past few years.  —  Not as much in the fact that Baltimore won the game …
Jonathan Mayo / MLB.com:
Mock draft: Prep talent makes big push up board  —  Two weeks have passed since Jim Callis officially started our mock Draft season with our first projection of the first round of the 2023 Draft.  Now it's my turn.  —  While there has been some buzz about players moving up and down …
Discussion: Battery Power and Athletics Nation
Arnie Stapleton / Associated Press:
Jamal Murray's big fourth quarter propels Nuggets past Lakers 108-103 for 2-0 lead in West finals  —  DENVER — Jamal Murray scored 23 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, propelling the Denver Nuggets to a 108-103 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night for a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge stays hot as Nestor Cortes improves in series-clinching win over Jays  —  TORONTO — The Yankees and Blue Jays played another tight game Thursday, but the Bombers left Canada with a 4-2 victory and a series win after four games north of the border.
The Nevada Independent:
Nevada lawmakers balk at A's $395M price tag; deal dependent on county funding  —  Nevada lawmakers have not yet introduced legislation to bring the Oakland A's to Las Vegas because they are only willing to contribute up to $195 million in transferable tax credits for stadium construction funding …
 
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