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Bag of signed Jose Fernandez baseballs washes ashore in Miami

A bag of signed Jose Fernandez baseballs washed ashore in Miami nearly 20 blocks north of where he died in a boat crash over the weekend.
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A bag full of signed baseballs by Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez washed ashore on Miami Beach, nearly 20 blocks north of the site of the boat crash that claimed the lives of Fernandez and two others last weekend.

Four signed baseballs were turned in to a lifeguard on Monday, Ocean Rescue Division Chief Vincent Canosa told WSVN-TV, days after Fernandez was killed at age 24. Fernandez's friends Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivero were also killed in the crash.

According to WSVN-TV, Fernandez's checkbook was also found.

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Marlins leadoff hitter Dee Gordon hit his first home run of the season in the top of the first, leading Miami to a 7–3 victory over the New York Mets, who are in the thick of the National League Wild Card race.

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