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Gordon's homer tops Marlins' tribute to Fernandez

Playing with heavy hearts a day after the death of Jose Fernandez, the Marlins returned to the field and won one for their teammate Monday, sparked by Dee Gordon's emotional leadoff home run.

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Jose Fernandez honored with emotional tribute (1:16)
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With homer, Gordon tells Fernandez, 'I'll always miss you' (0:53)
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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.

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Vin Scully shares his most embarrassing story to Le Batard (2:01)
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Amazing night for David Ross (2:06)
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Vin Scully calls Gibson's heroic home run (0:33)
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14hEno 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.

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Fake tag on Harper ignites tempers of Nats and Pirates (1:04)
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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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Perez gets emotional remembering Fernandez (2:20)
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Dodgers happy to send Scully off with a win (1:01)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said things will slowly get better, but it's tough and it's going to hurt for a long time.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis d'Arnaud said he was crying behind the plate too when Dee Gordon homered and then crossed the plate in tears.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals lost 15-2 to the Cincinnati Reds Monday night to lose more ground in the wild-card race. With just six games left, the Cardinals trail the Mets by 1 1/2 games and the Giants by a game. They are 33-42 at home and all their remaining games are at Busch Stadium.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

An emotional Marlins manager Don Mattingly said the team really wanted to honor pitcher Jose Fernandez in the way they played tonight.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The bad news? The Nationals got blown out 14-4 by Arizona - their sixth loss in nine games - and now lead the Dodgers by just one game for home field advantage in the NLDS between the two teams. The worse news? Washington lost All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos, who left in the sixth inning with what appeared to be a pretty serious knee injury.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins discusses an emotional night and defeat for the Mets.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins' Dee Gordon: "I don't know how any of us got out there and played today." He proceeded to call the Mets "first class."