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9:00 PM ET, May 21, 2023

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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.
Discussion: MLB.com
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 …
Discussion: Red Reporter
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:   'It's been huge for us': Cincinnati Reds making big strides on basepaths
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.
Discussion: NESN.com and Yahoo Sports
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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.
The Athletic:
Rays have potential buyers, both local and for relocation, interested in franchise: Sources  —  At a time when the Rays appear closer than ever to completing their 15-year quest for a new ballpark in the Tampa Bay area, their options are only multiplying.  —  At least one local businessman …
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
ESPN:
Yankees DFA longtime OF Aaron Hicks, add OF Greg Allen  —  CINCINNATI — The New York Yankees cut Aaron Hicks before Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds and owe the struggling outfielder about $27.6 million from more than 2½ seasons remaining in a $70 million, seven-year contract.
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 …
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 …
Will Graves / Associated Press:
How Michael Block went from Mission Viejo club pro to the PGA Championship  —  The 46-year-old from Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club scores one for the working man by making the cut at this week's major  —  PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Michael Block is supposed to work Monday, just like nearly every other PGA club professional this time of year.
 
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