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Marlins ace Fernandez dies in boating accident

Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez, 24, was one of three men killed when a boat overturned in Florida early Sunday. None of the men were wearing life vests.

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13hRoger 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.

Perez gets emotional remembering Fernandez (2:20)
Kurkjian: 'Hard to find a more talented pitcher than Jose' (1:56)
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Jose Fernandez's journey from Cuba to the majors

In this July 2013 Grantland story, Jose Fernandez shares his path from Cuban defector to All-Star pitcher. It's a story of failed defections and prison time, a journey from Cuba to Mexico to Texas to Tampa to Miami.

Jose Fernandez' potential was unlike any other (2:30)
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9hDan Arritt, Special to ESPN.com

Dodgers one win from NL West title

After Clayton Kershaw's win, the Dodgers can clinch the NL West on Sunday and give a proper Dodger Stadium sendoff to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully.

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9hDan 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)
Angels scratch across four runs in eighth (1:06)
Trumbo's HR pads Orioles' lead (0:20)
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17hSarah 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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Vin Scully honored by Dodgers (1:20)
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1dMark Simon

Mets' hidden MVP: Their pitch framing

Mets catchers have been maligned for their minimal offensive production this season. But there is one important stat in which they are excelling.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The tragic death of Jose Fernandez is one of the saddest sports stories I can ever remember. A vibrant upbeat guy with a special talent. RIP

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets open a series in Miami on Monday. Manager Terry Collins discusses what he will tell his players before the opener, and how the Mets will be showing the proper respect for Jose Fernandez and the game by competing while at Marlins Park despite heavy hearts. Also, Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores and Rene Rivera offer their remembrances of Fernandez, who died early Sunday in a boating accident at age 24.


Adam Amin ESPN 

Jose Fernandez inspired with his story of perseverance and he radiated pure joy when he was on the field. There were few like him. I remember being at Fort Bragg for the July 3 game. There weren't many who were more in awe of the day and more honored to be there than Jose Fernandez. His reverence for this country was easily recognized. He and Ichiro stayed on the field at Fort Bragg after the game and took it all in. He was pure talent, certainly. But he didn't mind if you pimped a HR when you got one off of him. He smiled along with you. That's joy you can't fake. The baseball world, the sports world, the world has lost a shining light today.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was saddened and shocked by the news of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez's passing Sunday: "That smile I'm not going to see anymore. That personality and love for the game, the love for everything really."

Perez emotional about Fernandez's death

Eduardo Perez says not only Jose Fernandez was not only a huge favorite in Miami, he also told the story about how Fernandez saved his mother, who fell overboard while they were defecting.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Inside Marlins Park, the team is remembering pitcher Jose Fernandez on their scoreboard. The team is cancelling today's game.

Gomez: Fernandez resonated in Cuba

Pedro Gomez explains Jose Fernandez's impact on Cuba, even after he defected from the country at age 15.


Kurkjian: Fernandez on 'fast track to HOF'

Tim Kurkjian shares his insight into why Jose Fernandez was such an effective pitcher at home, adding that "he wasn't animated on the road because of the respect for the other team and other fans."


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Big media gathering here awaiting the Miami Marlins' press conference following the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez. Sad, somber mood overall here at Marlins Park, where today's game is cancelled.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the Miami Beach Coast Guard, pitcher Jose Fernandez and the other two boaters who passed away early Sunday were not wearing life vests. The boat also was not owned by Fernandez.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce, who had a pinch-hit homer Saturday to snap an 0-for-15 skid, is making only his second start in the last eight games on Sunday against the Phillies.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Sunday's 1:10 p.m. ET series finale against the Phillies at Citi Field: Jose Reyes 3B, Asdrubal Cabrera SS, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Curtis Granderson CF, Jay Bruce RF, T.J. Rivera 2B, James Loney 1B, Rene Rivera C, Robert Gsellman RHP