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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.
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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 …
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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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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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.
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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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 …
Discussion: Mercury News
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Liam Hendriks is returning to the Chicago White Sox, who are expected to activate the All-Star closer from the IL  —  Liam Hendriks is coming back.  —  The Chicago White Sox and their All-Star closer indicated Sunday evening that he will be reinstated from the injured list ahead of Monday's game …
Associated Press:
Yankees P Domingo Germán says he'll probably use less rosin  —  NEW YORK — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán said Sunday he probably will use less rosin on his hands when he returns from a 10-game suspension for using a foreign substance on the mound.
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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