Marlins right-hander Alvarez no-hits Tigers in season finale
By The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, 7:21 p.m.
MIAMI — The Tigers are saving their hits for the playoffs.
With their postseason slot already decided as AL Central champions, the Tigers watched the other team do all the celebrating Sunday, when Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter and the Marlins scored in the bottom of the ninth to win, 1-0.
The only run scored when Luke Putkonen threw a wild pitch with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth. The Marlins mobbed Alvarez, who had been standing in the on-deck circle because he was due to bat next.
The Tigers played with a patchwork lineup, but didn't begrudge Alvarez or the Marlins for celebrating.
“It was exciting for them and it was very special for him, so you have to be happy for that, no matter what side you're on,” Tigers infielder Hernan Perez said.
The no-hitter was the first for the Marlins since Anibal Sanchez — now with the Tigers — threw one in 2006 against Arizona.
Sanchez watched from the visitors' dugout as fellow Venezuelan Alvarez celebrated the feat.
With the Tigers' playoff slot settled, they rested four starters and had pulled three others by the seventh inning. Miguel Cabrera, who won his third consecutive batting title, never stepped to the plate.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond said of Alvarez: “He had a lot of movement, and he fed off the fact they were swinging aggressively,”
Alvarez (5-6) struck out four, walked one and hit a batter.
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