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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Francisco Alvarez, Pete Alonso homer but Mets can't complete comeback against Rockies  —  DENVER — Just when it looked like the Mets would finally have their two dominant aces to lead the rotation, the Colorado Rockies rocked Justin Verlander.  One night after Max Scherzer gave …
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David Matthews / New York Daily News:
Francisco Alvarez's blast not enough as Mets drop series finale to Rockies  —  DENVER — For the second day in a row, Francisco Alvarez hit a massive, three-run blast against the Colorado Rockies.  And for the second day in a row, the two teams knotted things up at 6-6 before the Mets collapsed.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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Buster Olney / ESPN:
What MLB execs are saying about Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes  —  The lingering feelings from the last time Shohei Ohtani was free to talk to all 30 major league teams, in the fall of 2017, probably range from resignation to frustration to anger, because with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight …
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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.
Bill Madden / New York Daily News:
Aaron Boone, Buck Showalter and other key managers at the Memorial Day checkpoint  —  It is an age-old manager's adage that you don't know what kind of team you have until Memorial Day.  Well, with Memorial Day upon us, allow me to assume the position of Aaron Boone, Buck Showalter and a couple …
Associated Press:
Rob Manfred says owners may vote on A's Las Vegas move in June  —  MILWAUKEE — Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says a vote on the Oakland Athletics' prospective move to Las Vegas could take place when MLB owners meet June 13-15 in New York.  —  “It's possible that a relocation vote …
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The Nevada Independent:
A's stadium bill language arrives, caps public financing at $380M
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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 …
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 …
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