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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 …
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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 …
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Michael Kopech ‘in complete control’ for the Chicago White Sox: 3 hits, 19 strikeouts over 15 straight scoreless innings  —  CLEVELAND — Michael Kopech had quite the encore.  —  In his first start since taking a perfect game into the sixth inning, the Chicago White Sox right-hander retired …
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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
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago White Sox's starting pitching depth could get its 1st test this year with Mike Clevinger on the IL
Discussion: Boston Herald and NBCSports.com
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 …
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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.
Mike Bass / Cincinnati.com:
Why I sided with ‘every moron’ Reds fan ‘in deep despair’  —  Check out the top of an email I received about my last column: … - James  —  Quite a contrast from this comment on the online story: … - Greg  —  Guess which one I enjoyed more.  —  As a (relatively) normal human being, that would be Greg's.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
How will Cardinals rotation, winless Steven Matz find relief in slog of 19-game sprint?  —  CINCINNATI — The zero suctioned to Steven Matz's name like a barnacle in every box score and stat sheet for more than 50 games now looms there as a reminder that, for almost 11 months now …
ESPN:
Trea Turner on slow start with Phillies: 'I've sucked'  —  Trea Turner is starting to hear boos from Philadelphia fans frustrated with his slow start for the Phillies, and the star shortstop doesn't blame them.  —  “I'm honest with myself, I've sucked,” Turner said Monday after the struggling Phillies lost to the Diamondbacks.
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.
Jared Weiss / The Athletic:
Celtics' Malcolm Brogdon playing through right arm injury: Sources  —  BOSTON — Malcolm Brogdon has been playing through a partial tear in the tendon coming out of his right elbow that leads into his forearm, team sources told The Athletic.  —  Brogdon suffered the injury in Game 1 …
Discussion: CelticsBlog, NESN.com and Hoops Rumors
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Marcus Stroman's antics didn't go unnoticed by Mets: 'Isn't all about you.  "  —  CHICAGO — Marcus Stroman got revenge on his former team Wednesday night, and he let the Mets know it.  —  The Cubs right-hander pounded his chest and screamed into the visitor's dugout at Wrigley Field …
NorthJersey.com:
NJ baseball tournament: North Jersey first-round highlights  —  MONTVALE — St. Joseph didn't enjoy the same arms-preserving first-round bye as rivals Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco.  —  Solution?  Say hello to promising sophomores Brendan Lewis, Carter Grande and Neylin Navarro …
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Former Chicago Cubs prospect sought by police in Dominican Republic in connection with a shooting death  —  Dominican Republic national police are searching for a former Chicago Cubs minor-leaguer in connection with a homicide.  —  The Cubs signed outfielder Josefrailin Alcántara …
 
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