Los Angeles Teams

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Big test for this Rams secondary, which remains shorthanded without E.J. Gaines. With Doug Martin out, Jameis Winston will throw often. Dark clouds hovering, but only light, intermittent rain thus far.

Lineup: Dodgers (89-66) vs. Rockies (73-82)

  • 1. Howie Kendrick, LF (R)
  • 2. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  • 3. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 4. Yasiel Puig, RF (R)
  • 5. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 6. Carlos Ruiz, C (R)
  • 7. Enrique Hernandez, CF (R)
  • 8. Charlie Culberson, 2B (R)
  • 9: Brandon McCarthy, RHP

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Dave Roberts asked Yasiel Puig if he wanted to play today. He said yes. He's dedicating the game to José Fernández.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Goff will be the backup QB today, with Sean Mannion inactive. Pharoh Cooper (shoulder), Nelson Spruce (knee), EJ Gaines (thigh) all inactive, which is significant for the Rams. Gaines' absence will probably force Troy Hill to start as the No. 2 corner. Tough matchup against a couple of 6-foot-5 receivers in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Brian Quick is the No. 3 WR, after Austin and Britt. Also inactive: T Pace Murphy, TE Temarrick Hemingway, DE Matt Longacre.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Yasiel Puig hung José Fernández's jersey up in the Dodgers' dugout before today's game.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Yasiel Puig putting José Fernández's jersey up in the Dodgers' dugout.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Seeing the shocked, grief-stricken Don Mattingly and the Marlins in team jerseys at a televised Miami news conference a few hours after the awful news of Jose Fernandez's death in a boating accident evoked emotional on-camera interviews long ago with three formidable, longtime baseball men. Mike Hargrove, Lou Piniella and Jim Fregosi all broke down in tears when we discussed the unfathomable losses they and their teams experienced many years before of players they'd been with shortly before their passing. Hargrove spoke a decade after a Florida boating tragedy took the lives of Cleveland pitchers Tim Crews and Steve Olin in 1993 when he was the manager of the Indians. In 2004, Piniella recounted friend and teammate Thurman Munson's death a quarter-century earlier when the plane the Yankee captain piloted crashed near his home in Ohio. And in 2008, Fregosi shared his sorrowful recollections of managing California 30 years before, when Angels outfielder Lyman Bostock was shot to death in the back seat of a car after visiting a childhood friend in Indiana. There is plenty of crying in baseball today and there always will be among all who endure loss and cherish lives that will forever be with them.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yasiel Puig hangs a jersey with José Fernández's number 16 in the Dodgers dugout. Said he will play with all his might today in honor of his dear friend and countryman.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A steamy 91 degrees in Tampa today, with 56-percent humidity. Some players already out on the field warming up. Won't take them long.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Yasiel Puig just put up José Fernández's jersey up in the Dodgers' dugout,

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yasiel Puig honors his friend José Fernández

Lineup: Angels (69-86) at Astros (81-74)

  • 1. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 2. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 3. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 4. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
  • 5. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 6. Rafael Ortega, LF (L)
  • 7. Carlos Perez, C (R)
  • 8. Kaleb Cowart, 3B (S)
  • 9. Cliff Pennington, 2B (S)
  • SP: Daniel Wright, RHP

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The José Fernández tragedy has hit very close to home for Yasmani Grandal, who kindly requested reporters to not ask him about it.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

The Bills' pass rush seems to be reaching Carson Palmer on third down. Next week for Arizona: Robert Quinn, Aaron Donald and the Rams.

ESPN Stats & Info

Will Winston have bounce-back game?

Tampa Bay will not have Doug Martin for Sunday's game against Los Angeles. Jameis Winston could be forced to throw more than usual, which could allow plenty of opportunities for the Rams' pass rush to cause chaos. According to ESPN's FPI, the Buccaneers have a 66 percent chance to win. Week 3 predictions (Insider)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With the incomparable career of Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully in its final days, let's not forget that for many years prior to the tragic 2007 death of minor league first-base coach Mike Coolbaugh on a line drive that struck him in the neck, Scully publicly and privately implored base coaches to wear protective headgear. When MLB mandated helmets for coaches in 2008, Commissioner Bud Selig acknowledged that Scully's efforts went well beyond advocacy over the airwaves. "Vin Scully called me a lot about this issue," Selig said. "He was worried that somebody would get hurt or killed. And, of course, somebody has been killed." Scully's dedication to the well-being of the people of the game is integral to his legacy.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With the incomparable career of Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully in its final days, let's not forget that for many years prior to the tragic 2007 death of minor league first-base coach Mike Coolbaugh on a line drive that struck him in the neck, Scully publicly and privately implored base coaches to wear protective head gear. When MLB mandated helmets for coaches in 2008, Commissioner Bud Selig acknowledged that Scully's efforts went well beyond advocacy over the airwaves. "Vin Scully called me a lot about this issue," Selig said. "He was worried that somebody would get hurt or killed. And, of course, somebody has been killed." Scully's dedication to the well-being of the people of the game is integral to his legacy.

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