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8:05 AM ET, June 5, 2023

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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees rave about another ridiculous Aaron Judge catch: ‘What a blessing to have him on my team’  —  LOS ANGELES — With the Yankees up, 5-3, and a runner on first in the eighth inning, the Dodgers' J.D. Martinez ripped a Michael King sinker to right field on Saturday.
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge dealing with sore toe, Nestor Cortes likely heading to IL  —  LOS ANGELES — It turned out Aaron Boone was right to think “oh no” when Aaron Judge barged through the Yankees' bullpen at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, as the slugger banged his foot “pretty hard” on his eighth-inning door-busting catch.
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.
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 …
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
'What he's done has motivated everybody.' Liam Hendriks' journey from cancer diagnosis to his Chicago White Sox return.  —  Liam Hendriks did not want to rule out the first two months of the season.  —  The Chicago White Sox closer, undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma …
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.
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.
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.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Jordan Montgomery's search for win drags on.  Cardinals' search of offense means a call up  —  PITTSBURGH — During the 60-minute rain delay that interrupted his start and effectively submerged the Cardinals' offense, Jordan Montgomery did all he could in and around the clubhouse to maintain …
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The Athletic:
Anthony Edwards, Austin Reaves among commitments to Team USA for FIBA World Cup: Sources  —  Team USA's roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in the Philippines is beginning to take shape, and it will include at least two rising NBA stars making their American national team debut.
 
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