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4:20 PM 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.
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 …
Discussion: Associated Press and Mercury News
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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Cubs' Marcus Stroman, with opt out looming, does not want to be traded  —  CHICAGO - Marcus Stroman knows the drill.  He was traded once before at the deadline, in 2019 when the Mets acquired him from the Blue Jays.  If his present team, the Cubs, does not turn around its season, he could be on the move again.
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 …
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
ESPN:
McMahon's go-ahead homer in 7th lifts Rockies over Mets 10-7  —  DENVER — Ryan McMahon hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies outslugged the New York Mets 10-7 on Saturday night after blowing an early six-run lead.  —  Charlie Blackmon's two-run double …
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 …
Jacob Calvin Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles pitcher John Means suffers setback during recovery, won't be ready in July  —  Baltimore Orioles general manager Mike Elias gives an update on the rehab setback of pitchers John Means and Dillion Tate.  (Baltimore Sun)  —  Orioles pitcher John Means recently suffered a setback …
 
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