Dee Gordon: Jose Fernandez said the Cubs and Indians were the best lineups he’d ever faced

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Around an hour after the Cubs clinched their first pennant since 1945, sending them into the World Series to face the Indians, Marlins shortstop Dee Gordon shared a moving anecdote about his late teammate, Jose Fernandez.

Gordon—who homered in his first at bat following Fernandez’s tragic death this year and claimed he had never hit a baseball that far—tweeted that Fernandez told him the Cubs and Indians were the two best lineups he had ever faced.

First there was the Gordon home run, then a grand slam by Aldemys Diaz (the childhood friend of Fernandez), and now this. Fernandez must be watching from above.

– Kenny Ducey

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