MIAMI — In a televised service Thursday at St. Brendan Catholic Church, just a day after thousands of mourners passed by Fernandez’s casket in a public ceremony, the player killed suddenly in a violent boat crash early Sunday was grieved by Fernandez’s mother, Maritza, his girlfriend Maria Arias and a roster of former and current Marlins and scores of family and friends.

Spanning more than two hours, the service celebrated a player who at just 24 was known as much for his big personality and dramatic escape from Cuba as the fierce curve ball that made him one of baseball’s best young talents.

THURSDAY’S GAME game between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians was postponed because of bad weather, a move that could force the teams to squeeze in a makeup game next week if it needs to be played because of postseason implications.

The regular season is scheduled to end Sunday.

The Tigers begin a three-game series at Atlanta on Friday night, and Cleveland starts a three-game set at Kansas City. The Tigers and Indians would need to play a makeup game Monday if it could affect who makes the postseason or how teams are seeded.

FORMER MAJOR leaguer Jesus Montero was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a stimulant. Montero spent the season with Toronto’s Triple-A Buffalo team, batting .317 with 11 home runs and 60 RBI.

In 2014, Montero was sent home by the Mariners late in the season after having a run-in with a Seattle scout at a minor league game.

There have been 84 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and 13 under the major league program.

DIAMONDBACKS: Jean Segura’s bid to break Arizona’s record for most hits in a season was slowed by a cramp in his rib area.

The second baseman left Arizona’s 5-3 loss to the Washington Nationals on Thursday in the seventh inning, leaving with 201 hits.