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MIAMI -- The Marlins walked half a block alongside a hearse carrying their ace away from Marlins Park at the start of a funeral motorcade Wednesday, and then peeled away with watery eyes to go back inside and play a game.Drained by four days of grieving Jose Fernandezs death, they didnt have much left for the New York Mets.Jay Bruce hit his 32nd home run, James Loney also homered and the Mets helped their NL wild-card chances by beating Miami 5-2.It was tough to have a ton of emotion out there, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. I think our guys did the best they possibly could. Its just hard to make up emotion. It was just a rough game to play, to be honest.New York opened a 1 1/2-game lead over San Francisco for the NLs top wild card, with St. Louis one game behind the Giants. The Mets conclude the regular season with three games at Philadelphia starting Friday.The Marlins loss in their home finale eliminated them from playoff contention. Despite high hopes this year, they still havent been to the postseason since 2003.That was the last thing on their minds five hours before first pitch. They wore T-shirts reading RIP while clustering around the limousine carrying Fernandezs casket to church for a viewing. Spectators, including Mets players and manager Terry Collins, lined the start of the route.It was terrible, Miami pitcher Tom Koehler said. I never thought Id have to be part of that. You have a 24-year-old who is on top of the world, and were walking behind his hearse. Were watching Miamis hero drive down the street.Added reliever Mike Dunn: You felt like you were pushing off your brother.Sympathetic as they are, the Mets are also in a tight wild-card race. Loney hit a two-run homer in the second, and Bruce added a two-run homer in the fifth off Jose Urena (4-9). Curtis Granderson went 4 for 4, and Jose Reyes doubled home a run.The Mets won the final two games of the series after losing an emotion-filled opener Monday.We made as much a tribute to Jose as we could without getting overboard with it, Collins said. We had games to play that are very meaningful to us. I thought the guys after Monday night realized that we had to go out and play. We had some great at-bats the last couple of nights.Seth Lugo (5-2) went 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs, both on Martin Prados eighth homer.Four relievers completed a seven-hitter, and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth for his 50th save -- with Fernandez on his mind.His passing left us in a state of shock, Familia said in Spanish. It was very painful playing this series, but at the same time, we wanted to dedicate these games to him.When the series finale ended, several Marlins kneeled at the mound, honoring Fernandez one last time before leaving the field. His private funeral is Thursday.Everybody was exhausted, thinking of all the stuff we went through in the last three or four days, Prado said. But the beautiful thing about this is weve been together all these days.RECORDSThe Mets finished 12-7 against Miami. The Marlins finished 40-40 at home.GOOD SEATS STILL AVAILABLEThe announced crowd was 24,335. The Marlins finished last in the NL in attendance for the 11th time in the past 12 years, averaging 21,405 per game.PITCHING PLANSAs the Mets chase one of the two wild-card berths, Collins is already weighing potential pitching decisions on the final day of the regular season Sunday, when Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to start.If you wake up Sunday morning and say, `OK, were in, but we dont necessarily have home-field advantage, do we use Syndergaard? Collins asked. Or do we say, `Hes going to pitch the first playoff game, no matter where its at?If the Mets have clinched home-field advantage, they might start Syndergaard on Sunday and have him throw about 25 pitches to ensure hes sharp for the wild-card playoff game on Wednesday.Otherwise he goes eight days without pitching, Collins said.UP NEXTRHP Bartolo Colon (14-8, 3.42) might start Friday on short rest when the Mets open their final regular season series at Philadelphia. RHP Robert Gsellman (3-2, 2.56) is also an option, but Colon threw only 47 pitches when he took the loss Monday against Miami.Marlins RHP Andrew Cashner (5-11, 5.13) will make his final start Friday at Washington. Cheap Braves Jerseys China . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. http://www.cheapbravesjerseys.com/ . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. Julio Teheran Jersey . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. Deion Sanders Jersey . The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30, Morse also can play first base and right field to give manager Bruce Bochy some flexibility in writing his lineup. For the third time in a row, India and Iran are set to face off in the final of the Kabaddi World Cup. Having beaten Iran in the two previous finals, India go in as favourites in Saturdays encounter.India vs. Iran - The story so farIndia and Iran have faced each other in the previous two editions of the Kabaddi World Cup in 2004 and 2007. While India have won both, Iran have gradually shown improvement in their performance over the years. Iran nearly upset India at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, where they lost the final by a 2-point margin (27-25) to settle for silver.India have not lost a single edition of the World Cup or Asian Games thus far, while Iran have majorly settled for the runners-up or the third position.In this years tournament, Iran entered the semis with four wins and a loss in the group stage, just like India. However, they managed to defeat South Korea - the team that had defeated India in their opening match - thereby ensuring a close battle in the final.StrengthsIndia have been a strong side overall, showing their dominance in five out of six games that they have played thus far.In defence, Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar have been solid in the left and right corner respectively. The pair that executed several successful tackles during the Pro Kabaddi League as a part of the Bengaluru Bulls team has proven to be a strong combination for the national team as well. In attack, top raider Ajay Thakur and Pardeep Narwal have been consistent and their form would be key in the final.For Iran, Fazal Atrachalis swiftness and agility can bring stability to the defence, which is also strengthened by Abozar MMighani, who provided four well-timed tackles against South Korea.dddddddddddd Raiders Meraj Sheykh and Gholamabbas Korouki, with their flexibility and tactical awareness, would also prove to be crucial.WeaknessesIndia have have struggled to maintain momentum in the final stages of some games. They conceded several points in the last few moments against South Korea, which cost them the game. The only thing that could work against them in the final is complacency.Iran, on the other hand, have lacked consistency. Throughout the season, they have seen wins, but close ones. There have not been too many dominant victories from their side, at least going by the scorelines. The team has been better in defence than in attack. While playing to their strengths is the safer strategy, it could also backfire against an experienced Indian side.The favouritesWhile Iran were at their best against South Korea in the semifinal, showcasing why they have been one of the top contenders of the World Cup defeating the team that defeated India, it is India who have shown more consistency in terms of dominant victories, attacks and defence.What the finalists saidIt is going to be an easy victory for us. We are here to win the trophy, no matter what, no matter how strong our opponents are. It is all ours. - Iran captain Meraj SheykhWe will do whatever it takes to keep the trophy in my country. Weve came here to play and we will keep playing till we win, irrespective of who we compete with. - India captain Anup Kumar. Camo China NFL Jerseys Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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