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Chicago baseball report: The Cubs' bobblehead blunder — and Andrew Benintendi looking to launch for the White Sox  —  Repeated bullpen implosions tend to make a manager's hair turn gray, so be sure to check back on David Ross and Pedro Grifol at the end of the season.
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Cubs get swept by the Cincinnati Reds on an ‘ugly weekend’ — and the schedule is about to get tougher  —  Quick, somebody — anybody.  If you're anywhere near the Chicago Cubs, push the button.  —  Because just two months into the season, the Cubs have fallen and they can't get up.
Discussion: Boston Herald
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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Arizona Republic:
Drey Jameson sparkles in relief in Diamondbacks' win over Rockies  —  Nick Piecoro Theo MackieArizona Republic  —  In his first start in Triple-A after being sent down last month, right-hander Drey Jameson threw his slider over and over, inning after inning.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Associated Press
Arizona Republic:   Brandon Pfaadt struggles; Diamondbacks seeking ‘impact’ with Jake McCarthy
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Anthony Rizzo out with neck stiffness, Carlos Rodon continues to progress  —  SEATTLE — Anthony Rizzo didn't start the Yankees' series opener in Seattle on Monday, as the first baseman is dealing with neck stiffness.  —  Rizzo left Sunday's win over the Padres …
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Fiifi Frimpong / New York Daily News:
Yankees score 7 runs off Yu Darvish in third inning leading to 10-7 victory over Padres
Bill Madden / New York Daily News:   Aaron Boone, Buck Showalter and other key managers at the Memorial Day checkpoint
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Liam Hendriks' journey from beating cancer to returning to MLB  —  IN MID-DECEMBER, when Liam Hendriks squinted at the PET scan of his body and saw hundreds of spots illuminated by radioactive dye, his first thought was that he looked like his dalmatian, Olive.
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles' Cedric Mullins exits game vs. Guardians with apparent lower-body injury  —  Cedric Mullins, the Orioles' center fielder and primary leadoff man, exited Monday's game against the Cleveland Guardians in the eighth inning with an apparent injury to his lower body.
Jack Harris / Los Angeles Times:
Clayton Kershaw disagreed with Sisters' award, sought return of Dodgers' Christian day  —  Clayton Kershaw said he disagreed with the Dodgers' decision to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during the team's upcoming Pride Night game, and that he approached the organization about expediting …
Jimmy Golen / Associated Press:
After almost blowing 3-0 series lead, Heat beat Celtics in Game 7 to advance to NBA Finals  —  BOSTON — No unprecedented comeback, no last-tick miracle, no cavalcade of higher seeds is going to prevent these Miami Heat from playing for the NBA title.  —  Eastern Conference finals …
Kiley McDaniel / ESPN:
2023 MLB Mock Draft 1.0: Who will go No. 1 to the Pirates?  —  The rumors have begun to fly in mock draft discussions around baseball — I've already heard a lot of theories during the slow moments of NCAA conference tournaments this week.  There continues to be a consensus that the clear top tier …
Discussion: NBCSports.com and Bleacher Nation
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 …
Discussion: Phillies Nation and Yahoo Sports
 
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