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2hDavid Schoenfield

Jose Fernandez was the most exciting pitcher in baseball

With a rare charisma and fiery enthusiasm, Jose Fernandez had pitching talent matched by only a short list of baseball legends.

Fernandez's death felt throughout baseball (2:02)
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3hSarah 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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3hEno 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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11hWallace 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)


Derek Carty

It's a tough DFS slate, with no elite offenses and all the aces facing non-ideal matchups. Derek Carty explains how to win facing those challenges. Creative picks for a tough daily fantasy slate

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Ross powers Cubs past Cardinals

In his final regular-season home game, C David Ross smacks a solo home run to help the Cubs win 3-1 over the Cardinals.


Myers smacks go-ahead RBI single

Wil Myers hits a single to right field, bringing in the go-ahead run as the Padres take a 4-3 lead over the Giants.


Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Cubs: 99 wins is their most since winning 100 in 1935; 57 home wins, their most in a season at Wrigley Field

Ortiz gets emotional during tribute for Jose Fernandez

Before the Red Sox-Rays game, David Ortiz gets a little choked up while observing a moment of silence held for the death of Marlins P Jose Fernandez.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

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


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.


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.