Entering the final day of the season, the Detroit Tigers decided to let their starters rest in preparation for the upcoming playoffs
The postseason is something the Miami Marlins will not be seeing this year, though, the pitching performance from starter Henderson Alvarez was about as playoff worthy as you can get.
Despite not facing the Tigers’ true lineup, Alvarez ran through the Tigers reserves, throwing nine innings of no-hit ball. Only problem? The Miami Marlins didn’t score any runs for Alvarez until the bottom of the ninth inning, where Giancarolo Stanton scored the winning run thanks to a wild pitch.
Stanton, who lead off the inning with a single advanced to third base thanks to a wild pitch and a few minutes later was able to do so again, this time scoring the lone run of the game. That run preserved the victory for Alvarez, who, as previously mentioned, had thrown nine innings of no-hit ball.
Of course Alvarez wasn’t able to celebrate in the typical fashion as he wasn’t on the mound to preserve his no hitter considering the Marlins won in their final at-bat, however, despite the oddity the team, knowing what was on the line still showered Alvarez in celebration once Stanton scored.