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1dJayson Stark

Tragic loss of Jose Fernandez leaves us wondering what might have been

Jose Fernandez had a huge impact both on and off the field in his 24 years. Imagine what he would have accomplished if he had had more time.

Fernandez's death felt throughout baseball (2:02)
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8hSarah Langs

The flawed AL wild-card race

The Blue Jays look comfortable in their wild-card spot, but the other AL wild-card contenders have issues. Here's a look at what those problems are.

Vin Scully shares his most embarrassing story to Le Batard (2:01)
Elias Stein

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

It's the final week of the regular season and Cubs confidence is high. Is October glory ahead, or is another heartbreak inevitable? Vote now!

Amazing night for David Ross (2:06)
Vin Scully calls Gibson's heroic home run (0:33)
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8hEno Sarris

Spin rates: How they're useful and the numbers that matter

The term spin rate, which measures the revolutions per minute on a particular pitch, is becoming part of the baseball vernacular, but it's important to know what numbers matter and which don't.

Fake tag on Harper ignites tempers of Nats and Pirates (1:04)
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1dJorge Morejón

Miami está de luto por la muerte de su ídolo

A juicio de Jorge Morejón, la muerte de José Fernández duele y mucho. En primer lugar, porque se trataba de un joven saludable y feliz, carismático como pocos, sonriente y afable, pero al mismo tiempo un fiero competidor.

Perez gets emotional remembering Fernandez (2:20)
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16hWallace Matthews

For Yankees, end of season can't come soon enough

After playing themselves into postseason contention earlier this month, the Yankees can't buy a win, with Sunday's walk-off loss the latest example.

Myers smacks go-ahead RBI single (0:29)
Dodgers happy to send Scully off with a win (1:01)


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The Marlins will wear No. 16 jerseys tonight to honor Jose Fernandez, who died tragically in a boating accident: es.pn/2dm4WiE

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the view inside Marlins Park as the team prepares to play its first game following the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez. The first pitch against the Mets is at 7:10pm ET.

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Cubs (Hendricks) at Pirates (Kuhl) - 7:05 ET Cubs: 99-56; seeking first 100-win season since 1935 (6th in franchise history)

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Indians (Kluber) at Tigers 7:10 ET Indians magic number is 1; clinch AL Central title with a win; would be 1st division title since 2007

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon indicated he would use his top relievers this week mainly when Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta pitch as they have personal milestones like the Cy Young award at stake. Hendricks starts tonight vs. Pittsburgh.

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Authorities also identified the other victims in the crash as Eduardo Rivero, 25, and Emilio Jesus Macias, 27, both of Miami-Dade County.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The perks of clinching early? You can rest your stars. And that's exactly what Nats skipper Dusty Baker is doing. A day after hurting his thumb while sliding, Bryce Harper, who was slated for X-rays today, is out of the lineup. Ditto for Daniel Murphy, who's nursing a strained buttocks - or as it's called in lay terms...a bum bum.

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UPDATE: Authorities said Monday that the boat involved in the accident that killed @Marlins pitcher José Fernández was registered to him.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria if he's put thought into retiring Jose Fernandez's No. 16. "Yes, I've put thought into it," Loria responded. "Nobody else is wearing that number. I can tell you that."

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Feel the excitement

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins president David Samsom said there will be no entertainment between innings in honor of the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez. Some players changed their walk-up music or will not use music at all.

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Mets have hung a #16 jersey in their dugout tonight

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins president David Samson said the plan is for the entire team to attend the funeral of pitcher Jose Fernandez. However, details are still being worked out.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

In this video, Marlins president David Samson explains why he's thought a lot about "what ifs" because the team changed Jose Fernandez's day to pitch.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins skipper Don Mattingly gets emotional talking about the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez and the impact it has on Fernandez's family.

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@marlins players stretch under eerily quiet conditions at Marlins Park.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets brought the "FERNANDEZ" 16 jersey to Marlins Park and have it hanging in the visitors' dugout.