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3hJerry Crasnick

Gone too soon, Jose Fernandez leaves a lasting legacy on and off the field

From the moment he arrived in Miami to a final pitch thrown far too young, Jose Fernandez made every moment count.

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17hRoger 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.

Cespedes pays tribute to Fernandez (0:31)
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.

Prado: 'There's a lot of pain' (0:38)
Perez gets emotional remembering Fernandez (2:20)
Baseball rules should be consistent for the entire season (0:52)
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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.

Utley makes great glove flip to first for out (0:36)
Denard Span smacks HR in 10th (0:26)
Trumbo's HR pads Orioles' lead (0:20)
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21hSarah 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.

Vin Scully honored by Dodgers (1:20)


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.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers honor José Fernández with a moment of silence before today's game.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The cover of the final program at Dodger Stadium with Vin Scully behind the microphone.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yasiel Puig: "He was one of my best friends… We were together in Miami a week ago… I still can't believe it…"


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (pictured) told an interesting story of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez with their team from this weekend: "He was so accessible too. The Marlins were done with batting practice (Saturday) but he was still out here talking to everybody and having a great time."

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

I spoke with Braves interim manager Brian Snitker (pictured) today to get his thoughts on the passing of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez: "A young life was lost. He had so much to give, and with everything he'd overcome, what he meant to this community. ... it's tough. I feel for the Marlins, the organization, the family and the whole thing."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are a couple of interesting homer stats courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information: Curtis Granderson now has 30 homers and 56 RBIs this season. The MLB "record" for fewest RBIs by a player with at least 30 homers is 64 by Félix Mantilla of the 1964 Red Sox and Rob Deer of the 1992 Tigers. Meanwhile, the Mets have multiple 30-homer hitters (Yoenis Céspedes and Granderson) for the first time since 2008 (Carlos Delgado and David Wright). Add in Jay Bruce's total with the Reds and he has 30 homers, too.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The dry spell is finally over; Didi Gregorius' solo HR leading off the seventh inning snapped the Yankees 33-inning scoreless streak and tied their game against the Blue Hays at 1. The last time the Yankees had scored was the 9th inning of Wednesday's game in Tampa

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The scoreboard in Marlins Park is showing respect to the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez today. This is the view from the opposing dugout.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Dave Roberts asked Yasiel Puig if he wanted to play today. He said yes. He's dedicating the game to José Fernández.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Yasiel Puig hung José Fernández's jersey up in the Dodgers' dugout before today's game.