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17mJerry Crasnick

Stanton's grace in face of grief lifts Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton didn't plan his emotional speech prior to Monday night's game. But his words made all the difference as the Marlins played a day after Jose Fernandez's death.

Emotional Marlins defeat Mets (0:55)
With homer, Gordon tells Fernandez, 'I'll always miss you' (0:53)
Happ or Kluber more deserving of Cy Young award? (1:34)
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16hSarah 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)
Amazing night for David Ross (2:06)
Vin Scully calls Gibson's heroic home run (0:33)
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17hEno 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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2dJorge 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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With their win, the Indians clinched the AL Central, their first division title since 2007. The Indians are 14-2 against the Tigers this season, the first time they've won that many games against the Tigers since 1959.

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The Mariners blow a lead in the ninth, but win in the 11th on Robinson Cano's long home run to right off Luke Gregerson. The Mariners are now tied with the Tigers as both teams become big Blue Jays fans when they start a series with the Orioles on Tuesday. The Astros? Now 3.5 back but with three teams ahead of them, they're just about cooked.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss his outing on Monday as he got out of a couple jams while lowering his ERA to 1.99 on the season.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

El montículo de José Fernández, por siempre. (Foto vía MLB)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss reaching 100 RBIs for the first time in his career. He said he was thinking about it after landing on 99 last year.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Kyle Hendricks outing on Monday as well as the mascot/nickname for Dartmouth.


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Dee Gordon started the at-bat like José Fernández and ended it in tears after a HR in honor of his fallen teammate: es.pn/2cxL46p

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins' Dee Gordon (left) and Giancarlo Stanton (center) thanked the Mets for being first class in the way they handled a very tough situation with them tonight.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Bartolo Colon said he wished he had lost to Jose Fernandez instead.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (left) said he knows he wasn't supposed to wear his "RIP" tribute shirt for Jose Fernandez during warmups, "but that's a fine I'm willing to take."

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (left) said today's game was "bigger than baseball." This was an emotional night and the team fought through it.