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11:45 AM ET, June 4, 2023

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Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles' Gunnar Henderson exits game vs. Giants with low back discomfort  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A night after hitting a game-winning home run on what manager Brandon Hyde said was his “best swing of the year,” Orioles rookie infielder Gunnar Henderson exited Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants …
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Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles top Giants, 3-2, as Gunnar Henderson's homer makes winner of Dean Kremer  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Friday night's game meant a lot to Brandon Hyde, and he believed the same was true for Dean Kremer.  Except the Orioles' right-hander wasn't as willing to express it.
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
How the Orioles brought Yennier Cano's ‘beautiful’ breakout to Baltimore
Discussion: Camden Chat
CNN:
Son and 8-year old grandson of former Red Sox star George ‘Boomer’ Scott found dead in apparent murder-suicide  —  The son and 8-year-old grandson of a former Boston Red Sox player were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their Massachusetts home Friday as authorities searched for clues …
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Aaron Boone excited to get reinforcements to open key series against the Dodgers  —  LOS ANGELES — Aaron Boone couldn't help but flash a smile Friday when asked how it felt to include Giancarlo Stanton and Josh Donaldson in the Yankees' lineup for the first time in a while.
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Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Justin Steele diagnosed with forearm strain, but the Chicago Cubs don't anticipate an extended absence for the left-hander  —  SAN DIEGO — Justin Steele appears to have avoided a worst-case scenario.  —  The Chicago Cubs received good news from Steele's MRI with the lefty's diagnosis of a forearm strain.
Jesse Dougherty / Washington Post:
Stephen Strasburg is completely shut down from physical activity again  —  Stephen Strasburg has not been able to perform any rehabilitation activities for more than a month, according to three people familiar with the situation, increasing doubt that the 34-year-old right-hander will ever pitch again.
Michelle Gardner / Arizona Republic:
Pitching makes 1-run lead stick as Diamondbacks top Braves in series opener  —  José M. Romero Michelle GardnerArizona Republic  —  Nevertheless, “Today's story is the same as yesterday's,” was Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo's refrain prior the series opener against the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves.
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Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Source: Arizona Diamondbacks to extend manager Torey Lovullo through 2024  —  The Diamondbacks are set to extend the contract of manager Torey Lovullo through the 2024 season, a source said, the third consecutive season Lovullo has been given a new one-year deal.  —  The contract is expected to be announced on Sunday.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and AZ Snake Pit
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
The Heat, like everybody else, had no answer for Nikola Jokic  —  Appreciate his precision or yawn at his pedestrian pace, you've never seen a basketball player like Nikola Jokic.  One of one in the history of the NBA.  —  There are shades of previous players, to be sure.  Tim Duncan.  Dirk Nowitzki.
Adriana Perez / Chicago Tribune:
From Taylor Swift to several sporting events: Traffic and big crowds arrive in Chicago this weekend  —  Summer has arrived in Chicago.  Perhaps unofficially, but sunny days, high temperatures and a variety of events across the city can only mean one thing: Summer living has certainly arrived.
Discussion: Denver Post and Chicago Sun Times
Andrew Mearns / Pinstripe Alley:
Yankees recall Cabrera; Allen, Weber sent to IL  —  Out in the bullpen, the injured Ryan Weber was also swapped out for lefty Nick Ramirez.  —  Two days ago, in our staff post on Oswaldo Cabrera's demotion among the roster moves to activate Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle, we said this at the end (emphasis mine):
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Diamond Sports Group ordered to fully pay MLB teams' contracts  —  A U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled in favor of Major League Baseball and four of its teams in Houston on Thursday, forcing Diamond Sports Group, the RSN operator that airs broadcasts under the name Bally Sports, to fully pay the contracts in question.
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Once Jordan Walker ‘relaxed’ his swing took flight, carrying him back to majors: Cardinals Extra  —  PITTSBURGH — As the luggage carousel went round and round and round Thursday afternoon at Pittsburgh International Airport, Jordan Walker retrieved one of his bags, but did not spot his second one.
 
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