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16mDan 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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18hRoger 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.

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Fans honor Fernandez outside Marlins Stadium (0:30)
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Cespedes pays tribute to Fernandez (0:31)
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Mattingly recalls Fernandez's joy (1:19)
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4hJorge 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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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.

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5hAnna McDonald

The reinvention of Jose Fernandez

From a young age, Jose Fernandez would do anything to play baseball. After his Tommy John surgery, Fernandez refused to let injury keep him from returning a better pitcher.

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Prado: 'There's a lot of pain' (0:38)
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Perez gets emotional remembering Fernandez (2:20)
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14hDan 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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14hDan 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.

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22hSarah 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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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch more of Miguel Montero talk about Jose Fernandez. Montero said Fernandez broke several of his bats when the Cubs catcher faced him. He told Fernandez he was sending him the bill.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Miguel Montero discuss the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs OF Chris Coghlan discuss the passing of Jose Fernandez. They were teammates with the Marlins.

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Quick AL wild-card recap: Blue Jays are pretty safe, Orioles win, Tigers lose, Mariners win, Astros win. Orioles have opened a 1.5-game lead on Detroit, 2.5 on Seattle. Their final six are at Toronto and at the Yankees. The sweep of the Diamondbacks improved their playoff odds from 31 percent to 62 percent.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said the Mets will bring the Fernandez jersey that was taped to the dugout wall at Citi Field to Miami and again display it on Monday to show their support.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard said he is healthy and ready to pitch Tuesday in Miami after dealing with strep throat and getting scratched Saturday against the Phillies.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes discusses the passing of Jose Fernandez, who similarly came to the U.S. from Cuba.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Gsellman reacts to tossing seven scoreless innings and being a starter in the division series if the Mets advance.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Media members are signing a goodbye card for Vin Scully in the press box.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is one sign a fan created today and left at Marlins Park after the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Onlookers at Marlins Park take in a moment to remember the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez, 24, who died in a boating accident early Sunday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

A homestand filled with wild emotional swings ended refreshingly drama-free on Sunday for the New York Mets. Rookie Robert Gsellman tossed seven scoreless innings, Curtis Granderson produced his 30th homer and Jay Bruce showed further signs of awakening as the Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies, 17-0, in Sunday's series finale at Citi Field. It was the largest shutout win in franchise history.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans have come to Marlins Stadium to leave flowers and sign shirts after the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez.

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Blue Jays can just about start printing those wild-card playoff tickets after beating the Yankees for a third straight time in a crazy game. The Yankees took the lead in the top of the ninth only to see the Blue Jays rally in the bottom of the frame, tying it up on a safety squeeze and winning on an infield single.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"Todavía no puedo creer que se nos haya ido"… "I still can't believe he's gone"

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Each Dodgers player that comes to bat is tipping their helmet towards Vin Scully in the broadcast booth before stepping into the batter's box.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The umpires tip their hats and wave to Vin Scully one last time at Dodger Stadium.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have matched a franchise record by scoring eight or more runs in four straight games. They have done so on six previous occasions -- most recently in July 2011.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Two years ago we cried for Óscar Taveras and today we do it for José Fernández. Descansa en paz mi amigo. Nuestro mayor sentido pésame a toda tu familia.