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18mDan 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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21hRoger Rubin, Special to ESPN.com

If Matz pitches again in '16, it will be in relief

If Steven Matz, rehabbing from a shoulder impingement, is able to pitch for the Mets again this season, if will probably be in relief, manager Terry Collins said.

Fans honor Fernandez outside Marlins Stadium (0:30)
Jose Fernandez's remarkable resume (0:53)
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7hJorge 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.

Prado: 'There's a lot of pain' (0:38)
Cespedes pays tribute to Fernandez (0:31)
Fake tag on Harper ignites tempers of Nats and Pirates (1:04)
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10mWallace 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.

Perez gets emotional remembering Fernandez (2:20)
Baseball rules should be consistent for the entire season (0:52)
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17hDan Arritt, Special to ESPN.com

Dodgers' Vin Scully enjoys his long goodbye

As he prepares to call his final game at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, Vin Scully looked back fondly over the final season of his 67-year career.

Utley makes great glove flip to first for out (0:36)
Denard Span smacks HR in 10th (0:26)
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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.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Roberts is just the second Dodgers rookie manager to guide the team into the postseason. Tommy Lasorda was at the helm when the Dodgers advanced in his first year as manager in 1977.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Vin Scully: First Game (1962) and Last Game (2016) at Dodger Stadium

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers playing a recording of Vin Scully singing "The Wind Beneath My Wings," as he completes his final broadcast at Dodger Stadium. Players start spraying champagne in the field once the song ends.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs had a moment of silence for Jose Fernandez and have the number 16 on the manual scoreboard next to Miami to honor him.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Didn't See This Coming: Dodgers playing a recording of Vin Scully signing "Wind Beneath My Wings." Awesome.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wrigley Field

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers hero Charlie Culberson was a former first-round draft pick of the San Francisco Giants.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers win their fourth consecutive NL West title. It is also the first time in franchise history they have advanced to the postseason in four consecutive seasons.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Culberson wins the NL West for the Dodgers on a game-ending home run in extra innings, his first home run this season.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans continue to stop by Marlins Park to pay their respects to pitcher Jose Fernandez, who passed away early Sunday in a boating accident.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Dodger Stadium cheers at the sight of the Padres-Giants score. If the Padres win, the Dodgers win the NL West.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said he doesn't yet know if Aledmys Diaz will leave the team at any time to attend Jose Fernandez's funeral. Diaz was scheduled to get Sunday off before the death of his childhood friend, Matheny said.