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LEADING OFF: Marlins home for 1st game since Fernandez death

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The Miami Marlins play for the first time since 24-year-old pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident. Popular and productive, Fernandez had been scheduled to start this game at home against the Mets. There were tributes at Marlins Park and all around the majors after he died early Sunday.


Washington star Bryce Harper is getting X-rays on his left thumb. The reigning NL MVP was hurt Sunday on an awkward slide after Pittsburgh third baseman Jung Ho Kang made a fake tag. Harper had surgery to repair a torn ligament in the same thumb in 2014. The NL East...