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9:55 AM ET, May 22, 2023

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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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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Nightengale's Notebook: Rebuilds test patience, passion for MLB teams, players  —  The pain is excruciating, bringing the strongest men in the sport to their knees, wondering just how long it will last.  —  It is cruel.  It is heartless.  It is insensitive.  —  It's “The Rebuild.”
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and The Athletic
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
Discussion: MLB.com and New Jersey Online
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:   'It's been huge for us': Cincinnati Reds making big strides on basepaths
Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds City Connect uniforms: A Q&A on the details
Discussion: Mercury News and Red Reporter
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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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 …
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 …
Arizona Republic:
Christian Walker's 3 RBI help Arizona Diamondbacks take series finale from Pirates  —  PITTSBURGH — Christian Walker had three RBIs, hitting a two-run double in a three-run seventh inning that powered the Arizona Diamondbacks to a series win with a 8-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
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.
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
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Michael Kopech allows 1 hit in 8 brilliant innings as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0  —  Michael Kopech's talent was on full display Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field.  —  The Chicago White Sox starter took a perfect game into the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals.
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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