Crazy things tend to happen on the final day of the regular season and 2013 was no exception. After a disastrous season for the Marlins few would have thought the good kind of crazy would have happened in Miami though. Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez finished nine no-hit innings against the Detroit Tigers but walked back to the dugout after that 27th out (and 99 pitches) with the game still very much on the line because his offense hadn’t scored either. Then the bottom of the ninth cranked up the crazy to another level. With one out Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison delivered back-to-back singles and then moved up to second and third with one out on a wild pitch. But Adeiny Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop Jhonny Peralta—Stanton didn’t break for home on the slow chopper—and Chris Coghlan walked to bring up veteran pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs. On the first pitch to Dobbs Tigers reliever Luke Putkonen bounced a breaking ball that skipped past Brayan Pena and to the wall. Stanton raced home with the winning run and Alvarez had the fifth no-hitter in Marlins history.
Marlins' Henderson Alvarez tosses no-hitter vs. Tigers
Sporting News | Sep 29