Jacob Calvin Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles complete first sweep of Blue Jays in Toronto since 2005 with 8-3 win in 11 innings — TORONTO — As the road team in extra innings, scoring one run is often not enough. Saturday's win was the exception thanks to the heroics of Félix Bautista.
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Mike Koreen / Sportsnet.ca: Blue Jays Series Preview: Rays not usually a nice opponent for slumping teams
Andrew Mearns / Pinstripe Alley: Rivalry Roundup: O's sweep away the Jays
Mercury News: Orioles reset: The AL East is a beast — again. Baltimore, now battle-tested, is proving it belongs.
Rich Dubroff / BaltimoreBaseball.com: Orioles complete sweep of Blue Jays with 8-3 win in 11 innings; Mullins has 5 hits
Newsday: Mullins gets 5 hits, Hays delivers in 11th as Orioles win 8-3 to finish 3-game sweep of Blue Jays
Julia Kreuz / MLB.com: Mountcastle continues to dominate at plate vs. Toronto
Matt Fisher / WFAA-TV:
Rangers render bullpen irrelevant by routing Rockies during sweep
Rangers render bullpen irrelevant by routing Rockies during sweep
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Gabe Lacques / USA Today: MLB power rankings: A Texas two-step, as Rangers rise to No. 4 with Astros on heels
Shawn McFarland / Dallas Morning News: Rangers' Jon Gray stays hot in strong first start against his former team
Matt Schubert / Denver Post: Rangers complete sweep of Rockies with third consecutive blowout victory
Adam J. Morris / Lone Star Ball: Thoughts on an 11-5 Rangers win
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago White Sox's starting pitching depth could get its 1st test this year with Mike Clevinger on the IL — CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger felt his wrist was “a little jammed up” during the fifth inning of Wednesday's start against the Cleveland Guardians at Guaranteed Rate Field.
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Boston Herald: Chicago White Sox are limited to 3 hits in a 3-0 loss to the Cleveland Guardians in the series opener
Alex Shapiro / NBCSports.com: White Sox add pitcher to roster with Clevinger on IL
Nick Deeds / MLB Trade Rumors: White Sox Place Mike Clevinger On 15-Day IL
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
MLB Manager Status Check — How comfortable is each skipper's future? — Fans who are frustrated with their favorite team's manager will take no comfort in the game's current state of tranquility. “Collaboration” is the preferred buzzword in management circles, and the proverbial hot seat has turned into a big comfy chair.
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Darragh McDonald / MLB Trade Rumors: Twins' Rocco Baldelli Signed Through At Least 2025
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: David Ross's Seat is Not “Anywhere Near” Getting Hot
Dodgers to start RHP prospect Gavin Stone amid injuries — The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to call up two of their top prospects from Triple-A Oklahoma City to help fill the injury-related void in the pitching rotation. — Manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that right-hander Gavin Stone …
Joe Harris / MLB.com: No. 4 prospect Stone to rejoin Dodgers' rotation
Chris Landers / DraftKings Nation: Minor League Prospect Report, Week 9
Eric Stephen / True Blue LA: Gavin Stone & Bobby Miller time for the Dodgers
Leo Morgenstern / Just Baseball: Down a Pair of Aces, Dodgers To Promote Top Prospects
Jack Harris / Los Angeles Times: Top Dodgers pitching prospects Gavin Stone, Bobby Miller to start against Braves
Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register: Dodgers turn to prospects Gavin Stone, Bobby Miller to fill out rotation
Fabian Ardaya / The Athletic: Necessity means Dodgers' future rotation arrives early: Bobby Miller to make debut
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
3 numbers that define the Chicago Cubs' ugly 2-7 road trip, including the pitching staff's struggles and Christopher Morel's hot streak — PHILADELPHIA — The Chicago Cubs can only hope a day off and a return home provide a reset. — After a 2-7 trip to Minnesota, Houston and Philadelphia …
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Mercury News: Chicago Cubs are in a May funk — and the degree of difficulty will only increase in the next 28 games
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick ‘The Commish’ Hummel dies at 77 — Beloved baseball writer Rick Hummel, who captured timeless highlights and countless historic feats with precise, vivid words that will echo alongside those moments forever, died in his sleep early Saturday morning after a short, aggressive illness.
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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Scherzer looks solid for second straight outing despite thumb issue — The most ace-like performance the Mets have received this season came from a pitcher who is currently in Triple-A. Joey Lucchesi authored the kind of masterpiece one might expect from Max Scherzer or Justin Verlander a month ago in San Francisco.
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Anthony DiComo / MLB.com: Vintage Verlander fuels Mets' sweep, 5th straight W
Tim Healey / Newsday: Starling Marte's late homer backs Max Scherzer as Mets top Guardians in doubleheader opener
Will Sammon / The Athletic: Mets sweep doubleheader to get back above .500: Takeaways from Guardians games
Ryan Dunleavy / New York Post: Mets' Max Schezer pitches through callus that split open in gem: ‘Lot of pain’
John Harper / Yahoo Sports: Mets takeaways from Sunday's 2-1 win over Guardians, including Justin Verlander's dominant outing
Jeremy Cluff / Arizona Republic:
MLB power rankings: Are the Arizona Diamondbacks a contender? — At 27-20, the Arizona Diamondbacks enter Monday's MLB games with the second-best record in the NL West, the third-best record in the National League and the eighth-best record in Major League Baseball. — Not too shabby, huh?
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Matt Snyder / CBSSports.com: MLB Power Rankings: Astros shake off World Series hangover as AL West heats up
Nick Piecoro / Yahoo Sports: Diamondbacks grab early lead with HR, RBI double
Jim McLennan / AZ Snake Pit: Diamondbacks Gameday Thread, #48: 5/22 @ Phillies
Orange County Register:
PHOTOS: Lakers vs. Nuggets, Western Conference finals Game 4 — Check back later for more images. — Related Articles — Lakers | — Alexander: Lakers were swept, but they weren't embarrassed — Lakers | — Swanson: What should Lakers' response be? Run it back — Lakers |
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Bennett Durando / Denver Post: Nuggets' Nikola Jokic named Western Conference Finals MVP after sweep of Lakers
Mirjam Swanson / SGV Tribune: What should Lakers' response be? Run it back
Zach Buchanan / The Athletic:
Behind the scenes of Madison Bumgarner's struggles with the Diamondbacks — If Madison Bumgarner was trying to be discreet, it didn't work. — It was May 2021, and the left-hander was in his second year of a five-year and $85 million contract with the Diamondbacks.
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The Athletic: Fresh stadium drama with Rays, Bumgarner's Diamondbacks divorce and manager status check
Angelina Martin / Yahoo Sports: MLB rumors: Madison Bumgarner's Diamondbacks decline due to ‘lack of trust’
Florida Times Union:
One step short: North Marion ends Bishop Kenny baseball run in FHSAA Class 4A final — Saturday night in Fort Myers brought another postseason pitching gem, just as in each of Bishop Kenny's previous playoffs. — Only this time, the Crusaders finished on the wrong side.
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Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Alexis Díaz and Nick Senzel get the Reds a dramatic win over the Cardinals — At one point this season, the only question about Cincinnati Reds closer Alexis Díaz was his ability to record multi-inning saves. Díaz proved as a rookie he could strike out any hitter in baseball …
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Dave Clark / Yahoo Sports: Who knew Cincinnati's Nick Senzel and STL's Ryan Helsley are friends? Lane Thomas, for one