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6:40 PM ET, May 24, 2023

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Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles twice blow leads in 6-5 series-opening loss to Yankees in 10 innings  —  NEW YORK — The Orioles were two outs from handing one of the best pitchers in baseball his first loss.  One of the best hitters in baseball made sure it didn't happen.  —  Baltimore built a four-run lead off …
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge, Anthony Volpe propel Yankees past Orioles despite Gerrit Cole's rough night  —  Just before the Yankees began a three-game series with the second-place Orioles, Aaron Boone emphasized that he believes the American League East rival is for real.  —  “They're a really good team …
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Tylor Megill to start series opener vs. Cubs after Kodai Senga's outing gets pushed back due to rest  —  CHICAGO — The Mets are making a pitching tweak to start a six-game road trip against the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies.  Right-hander Kodai Senga is being pushed back by one day to allow …
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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Tylor Megill's unlucky 4th inning leads to 7-2 loss, ends Mets' 5-game winning streak  —  CHICAGO — It felt like the Mets could do no wrong for five games.  —  Then suddenly, it all went wrong in Chicago and the Mets' winning streak came to an end.  The comeback kids from last week …
Matt Fisher / WFAA-TV:
Rangers render bullpen irrelevant by routing Rockies during sweep
Discussion: Purple Row, USA Today and Denver Post
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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LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Jesse Scholtens fills in well, but the Chicago White Sox are shut down in a 3-0 loss to the Cleveland Guardians
Greg Beacham / Associated Press:
Nikola Jokic leads Nuggets past LeBron James' Lakers 113-111, into their first NBA Finals  —  LOS ANGELES — Nikola Jokic had 30 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Denver Nuggets advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in team history Monday night, sweeping the Western Conference finals …
Kiley McDaniel / ESPN:
Updated top 50 2023 MLB prospects, according to Kiley McDaniel  —  We're almost two months into the 2023 MLB season, and several of the best prospects from my offseason top 100 list have now graduated from eligibility, which makes it a perfect time for an updated look at the best young players currently starring in the minors.
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and Red Reporter
Brian Wacker / Baltimore Sun:
As Lamar Jackson arrives for Ravens OTAs, here are 5 questions that linger  —  Lamar Jackson has arrived.  —  A source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the Ravens quarterback is at the team's facility in Owings Mills on Tuesday …
Discussion: Mercury News and NBCSports.com
Tim Reynolds / Associated Press:
Jayson Tatum scores 34, Celtics stave off elimination by topping Heat 116-99 in Game 4  —  MIAMI — Down nine early in the third quarter, down 3-0 in the series, the Boston Celtics knew their season was completely on the brink.  —  Three minutes later, everything looked different.
Keith Law / The Athletic:
Keith Law's first 2023 MLB Mock Draft sends Dylan Crews to the Pirates at No. 1  —  It's early, and yet the college regular season is done, most high school players have wrapped and after this week's college tournaments we'll have just 64 teams still playing.
Discussion: Athletics Nation and Battery Power
The Nevada Independent:
Oakland A's, state leaders reach tentative public financing deal; legislative approval still needed  —  The Oakland A's and major state officials have reached a loose agreement for a public financing package significantly less than the $500 million the team originally sought to assist …
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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