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3:20 AM ET, May 28, 2023

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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets top Rockies behind Max Scherzer's best start of the season  —  DENVER — Max Scherzer has accomplished a lot in his 16-year, Hall-of-Fame-worthy career, but one of the few things that eluded him was a win at Coors Field.  —  Scherzer (4-2) finally conquered that mountain Friday night in Denver …
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Hayes Gardner / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles unravel in new threads as Grayson Rodriguez allows 3 home runs in 12-2 loss to Rangers  —  Entering Friday, 92% of the Orioles' games this year had been decided by four runs or fewer.  Night in and night out, they have played close games, and night in and night out, they have often won.
Hayes Gardner / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles pitcher Grayson Rodriguez sent down to Triple-A Norfolk after third rough May start  —  Grayson Rodriguez will hopefully be back with the Orioles soon, manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday.  And the club still expects the 23-year-old to eventually be a top-tier MLB starting pitcher.
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Grayson Rodriguez was tipping his pitches. The Orioles rookie's adjustment paid off quickly.
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Aaron Boone suspended for Padres opener  —  The Yankees will open their series against the Padres without their manager.  —  Major League Baseball announced that Aaron Boone has been suspended one game after he was ejected from Thursday's contest against the Orioles.
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Randy Vasquez holds his own in MLB-debut, but Padres' second-deck shots doom Yankees  —  Randy Vasquez and the Yankees knew that the Padres' lineup would test the 24-year-old pitcher in his major league debut Friday.  But Vasquez nearly passed with flying colors — until Juan Soto got ahold of a cutter in the fifth inning.
The Nevada Independent:
A's stadium bill language arrives, caps public financing at $380M  —  Draft bill language for a measure aimed at bringing the Oakland A's to Las Vegas obtained Friday by The Nevada Independent proposes a state and Clark County-offered public financing package of no more than $380 million …
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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Inside Ronald Acuna Jr.'s return to MVP form  —  MARIETTA, Ga. — The living room of Ronald Acuña Jr.'s two-story, craftsman-style home looks more like a sports memorabilia store, replete with mementos from a career that blossomed earlier than most.  All-MLB plaques and commemorative baseballs dot …
Arizona Republic:
Brandon Pfaadt struggles; Diamondbacks seeking ‘impact’ with Jake McCarthy  —  Nick Piecoro Theo MackieArizona Republic  —  Brandon Pfaadt knew immediately that his night was over.  Before Torey Lovullo could reach the mound, Pfaadt stepped off the rubber, handed the ball to his skipper and kept walking …
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Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Kyle Hendricks goes 4⅓ innings in his 1st start for the Chicago Cubs in almost a year: ‘So fulfilling to get back out there’  —  The buildup to Kyle Hendricks' return to the Chicago Cubs went beyond the weeks and months that flipped by, intertwined with the highs and lows of a grueling rehab process.
Evan Petzold / Detroit Free Press:
‘He was nasty’: Detroit Tigers' Tarik Skubal throws to hitters for first time since injury  —  Miguel Cabrera spotted left-hander Tarik Skubal, in the process of rehabbing from flexor tendon surgery, walking through the clubhouse Friday afternoon.  —  “When are you coming back?”  Cabrera said.
Keith Pompey / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Sixers mailbag: ‘Is the front office willing to trade Joel Embiid or is he untouchable?’  —  A lot has changed since the conclusion of the 76ers' season.  Doc Rivers has been fired and is a candidate for the Phoenix Suns coaching job.  James Harden is expected to opt out of the final season …
 
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