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6hDan Le Batard

For South Florida Cubans, watching Jose Fernandez pitch felt like freedom

He was on his way to a $200 million contract, but the Marlins ace was about so much more than baseball. Jose Fernandez's exile story was our story. And his joy for playing the game was unmatched.

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Fans honor Fernandez outside Marlins Stadium (0:30)
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Jose Fernandez's remarkable resume (0:53)
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Fake tag on Harper ignites tempers of Nats and Pirates (1:04)
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Amazing night for David Ross (2:06)
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Ross recognized as Cubs down rival

David Ross left the game to a standing ovation in front of the Wrigley Field crowd after hitting a home run in the fifth inning to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball.

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13hJorge 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.

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Prado: 'There's a lot of pain' (0:38)
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Cespedes pays tribute to Fernandez (0:31)
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Myers smacks go-ahead RBI single (0:29)
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Dodgers happy to send Scully off with a win (1:01)
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Perez gets emotional remembering Fernandez (2:20)
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Baseball rules should be consistent for the entire season (0:52)
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1dSarah Langs & Michael Bonzagni, ESPN Stats & Information

Inside the Royals' big ninth-inning rally

Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez allowed five runs to the Royals Saturday, tied for his most runs allowed in his career.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch David Ross react to the ovations and curtain calls in his last reg season home game.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss the meeting in the mound Sunday night when Joe Maddon pulled catcher David Ross instead of his pitcher to give Ross his moment in the spotlight in his last home reg season game.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch David Ross discuss his home run and standing ovations from fans in his final regular season home game of his career.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss the night David Ross had at Wrigley Field on Sunday. He homered while Joe Maddon pulled him mid-inning to let the fans give him his moment.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch David Ross react to his big night. He received 4 standing ovations and 2 curtain calls while hitting a home run in the Cubs 3-1 win over St. Louis.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets farmhand Josh Zeid tossed three no-hit relief innings and Israel advanced to next March's World Baseball Classic with a 9-1 win against Great Britain on Sunday in Brooklyn. Former major leaguer Jason Marquis opened the game with four no-hit innings. Ike Davis went 0-for-3.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs set a franchise record with their 57th home win in their final home game of the regular season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs win their 99th game with a 3-1 victory over St. Louis giving them 7 tries to win No. 100 for the first time since 1935. Jon Lester improved to 19-4 pitching his league leading 24th game giving up fewer than 3 runs. He gave up zero in 6.2 innings.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals lost a hard-fought 3-1 game to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Sunday night to slip further back in the wild-card race. They trail the New York Mets by 1 1/2 games and the San Francisco Giants by a half-game with seven games remaining, all at home. Many of the Cardinals key hitters have slumped all month.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Goodnight from Dodger Stadium. See you in October.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The next time I walk in here, Vin Scully won't be calling games. Not sure I've come to grips with that yet.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester made another strong statement for the Cy Young award as he threw 6.2 scoreless innings against the Cardinals giving up just 3 hits and one walk while striking out 7. He lowered his ERA to 2.28 and needs to pitch just 2.1 innings in his final start to reach the coveted 200 innings; a key stat for his own self evaluation.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have had distribution problems all season, which explains why their run differential has been better than their record. In September, it is exacerbated. They have scored 41 of their 88 runs in just four of their 23 games this month, including Saturday's 10-4 win here.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs final attendance for 2016 is their third highest ever: 3,232,430.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Wow, don't see that often. Joe Maddon goes to the mound to take David Ross out of his last regular-season home game.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

A young child signs a Jose Fernandez shirt at Marlins Park. It's past 10pm ET and fans are still stopping by to pay their respects.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals are 0 for 4 with men in scoring position off Jon Lester so far dropping his batting average against in that category since the all star break to .078. He's only used 78 pitches to get through 6 innings and meads 2-0.