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Boo Big Papi? Yankees fans should give David Ortiz a standing O

The battles with David Ortiz are almost over. It's time for Yankees fans to tip their caps to one of their greatest rivals.

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Ortiz receives mixed ovation in first AB (0:17)
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Your guide to baseball's final-week madness

No need to wait for October -- this last stretch of September is going to be a classic. Can't keep all the wild-card excitement straight? Here's what to watch and when.

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Gordon on postgame tribute: 'We just hung out with him one last time' (1:43)
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This Is SportsCenter: Jorge Posada & David Ortiz (0:30)
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Buster believes Fernandez will win Cy Young (1:02)
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Emotional Marlins defeat Mets (0:55)
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Happ or Kluber more deserving of Cy Young award? (1:34)
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With homer, Gordon tells Fernandez, 'I'll always miss you' (0:53)
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Vin Scully calls Bo Jackson's All-Star home run (0:29)
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Trout mashes solo shot against Athletics (0:24)
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Vin Scully calls Gibson's heroic home run (0:33)

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda will comprise the Dodgers' playoff rotation, in that order. Manager Dave Roberts has not decided if he will use a fourth starter in the NLDS.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he had preliminary conversations with Brandon Moss' agent about a contract extension roughly two months ago, but that they decided to table those discussions until after the season. The terms have likely changed considerably since then. Moss has five hits in 73 at-bats this month and has seen his OPS go from .895 on Aug. 31 to .786 going into Tuesday night's game against the Reds.

ESPN @espn

Another homer for Gary Sanchez! The Yankee tied the record for the fastest to 20 HR in MLB history (51 games): es.pn/2d7MIzB

Sanchez mashes 20th HR of season

Gary Sanchez ties the MLB record for fewest games (53) to hit 20 career home runs with his two-run shot in the first inning against the Red Sox.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Gary Sanchez homers -- again -- and the theme from "The Natural" plays at Yankee Stadium, complete with the flickering of the lights. Roy Hobbs has nothing on Sanchez, who ties Wally Berger (1930) for fastest ever to reach 20 homers (53 games).

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Rookie Gary Sanchez doing Gary Sanchez things again. He just took David Price deep for a two-run homer in the first to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead over the Red Sox. It was Sanchez's 20th homer of the season in 185 at-bats.

Ortiz receives mixed ovation in first AB

David Ortiz gets a mix of boos and cheers in his first at-bat of his last series at Yankee Stadium.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

In David Ortiz's first at-bat in his last series at Yankee Stadium, he recieved a mixed reaction. It may have been that the Red Sox fans in attendance cheered, while the Yankee fans did not. He flew out to center to end the inning.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Moment of silence at Yankee Stadium to remember Jose Fernandez.

Baseball Tonight @BBTN

Cole's suspension was supposed to start tonight. However, he has elected to file an appeal.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Red Sox on the verge of clinching the AL East title, principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Sam Kennedy have joined the team here at Yankee Stadium.