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The last day of the 2011 regular season just may be the most memorable in history, but thanks to Henderson Alvarez of the Miami Marlins, the last day of 2013 is memorable in its own right. Henderson Alvarez (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) That is because on Sunday Henderson Alvarez threw the 5th no-hitter in franchise history. He joined Al Leiter, Kevin Brown, AJ Burnett and current Tiger Anibal Sanchez as pitchers who threw a no-no for the Fish. The 23-year-old right hander struck out 4 as the Marlins managed to sweep the Tigers and cap off his no-no by a score of 1-0 with Giancarlo Stanton crossing home plate with the bases loaded and two outs.  It was the 3rd no-hitter of 2013. Homer Bailey threw one against the San Francisco Giants July 2, and then 11 days later, the Giants had one of their own with Tim Lincecum throwing one against the San Diego Padres. For the record, Lincecum was the opposing pitcher when Bailey got his vs. San Francisco. It was Bailey second career no-hitter Sept. 28, 2012 vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.   The bottom of the 9th started off with Justin Ruggiano batting first and going down. Then came Giancarlo Stanton and a base hit off Tiger pitcher Luke Pitkonen, Logan Morrison followed up to that with another. Pitkonen threw a wild pitch, advancing Morrison to 2nd and Stanton to 3rd. Then up came Adeiny Hechavarria, who came over to the Marlins with Alvarez from the Toronto Blue Jays in their blockbuster deal last offseason. He hit a grounder to short, runners held.   Chris Coghlan followed. It was a long at-bat, very intense. After being down to his his final strike with two outs, Coghlan battled back to draw the walk and bring up Greg Dobbs to pinch hit.   It doesn’t matter if the Tigers won their third straight AL Central crown, and will face the Oakland Athletics in the ALDS no matter what on Friday. It doesn’t matter if the Marlins had 100 losses and finished with the worst record in the NL and second worst in all of baseball in 2013. What matters is a no-hitter was on the line, bases loaded, Alvarez himself on deck, two outs, bottom of the 9th, scoreless game, it doesn’t get more intense than that, no matter who is playing.   Pitkonen threw the wild pitch to Dobbs, Stanton scored, the Marlins win 1-0 and a walk off no-hitter happened. So many people dislike this game because they think it is boring. How could anybody who watched that whole bottom of the 9th unfold live call baseball boring after that?   Baseball is never boring. It is definitely not boring when a pitcher has a no-hitter or perfect game going, and it is not, in any way, shape or form, boring when one saw the situation at hand between the Tigers and Marlins right before their very eyes on Sunday afternoon.   The big story going into Sunday was the three way lock between the Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers to settle to the two AL Wild Card spots, and that alone would’ve made this final Sunday in the regular season memorable, throw everything that happened in Miami to that and fans may never forget the closing act on the 2013 MLB season, at least this fan won’t.   Henderson Alvarez, you more than deserve this moment. Congratulations.


Marlins pitcher throws no-hitter after team wins on walkoff wild pitch

On Sunday in Miami, the final day of the 2013 regular season, something magical happened. Henderson Alvarez threw nine no-hit innings for the Marlins against the Tigers. There was just one problem as Alvarez left the mound in the ninth inning: the game wasn't over yet, because the Marlins hadn't scored a run. In the bottom of the ninth and Luke Putkonen on the mound for...

Marlins' Alvarez flirting with no-hitter

Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez had not allowed a hit after nine innings Sunday, but the game against the Detroit Tigers was scoreless heading to the bottom of the ninth. Alvarez had struck out four, walked one and hit a batter. Twice the Tigers were robbed of hits by fine defensive plays, including Alvarez's leaping snare of Don Kelly's one-hopper before he...

Miami Marlins Selling Unsold Tickets from Henderson Alvarez’s No-Hitter, Over 9,000 Up for Sale

The Miami Marlins could’ve ended their pretty horrendous season on a positive note, but being the Miami Marlins, they chose not to. Henderson Alvarez tossed a no-hitter in the final game of the season, and the feat was made even more remarkable when the Marlins won on a walk-off wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth. It was an awesomely bizarre ending to cap off Miami’s 2013...

Marlins' Alvarez throws crazy no-hitter vs Tigers

MIAMI (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez pitched one of baseball's most bizarre no-hitters, celebrating in the on-deck circle when the Miami Marlins scored on a two-out wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers 1-0 Sunday. After Alvarez finished off the ninth with the game scoreless, he had to wait to see if it would become an official...

Marlins' Alvarez throws no-hitter against Tigers

Even in the early innings, Henderson Alvarez knew he had a no-hitter going. The score, however, left him confused. When Alvarez struck out Matt Tuiasosopo to end the top of the ninth, he thought he had completed a no-hitter for a 1-0 Miami Marlins victory. Alvarez raised a fist and then both arms in celebration. Oops. The score was 0-0. That changed a short time later, when Giancarlo...

Marlins to sell Alvarez no-hitter tickets

Marlins Pitcher Henderson Alvarez made history on Sunday by tossing the fifth no-hitter in franchise history and the first no-hitter at Marlins Park. The Marlins are offering fans who were unable to attend the game the opportunity to purchase the remaining unsold tickets from yesterday's game. The tickets can be bought at and the Marlins Team Store located...

Henderson Alvarez Completes Rare Walk-Off No-Hitter After Marlins Score on Wild Pitch in Bottom of Ninth (Video)

The Miami Marlins had a rather unimpressive year, finishing in the basement of the National League East with 100 losses recorded along the way. But on the last day of the season, Henderson Alvarez and his teammates capped off the 2013 campaign in style with some late-inning drama. Alvarez was untouchable in his final start, holding the Tigers hitless through 8 1/2 innings. Unfortunately...

Henderson Alvarez gets no-hitter on walk-off wild pitch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Henderson Alvarez got a no-hitter on the final game of the season thanks to one of the most bizarre endings to a no-hitter we have seen. The Miami Marlins were the home team against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday and were shutout through eight innings. Although Alvarez hadn’t allowed […]

Henderson Alvarez Throws No-Hitter and Wins on Wild Pitch

This is crazy, but it really happened. Henderson Alvarez of the Miami Marlins made a bit of no-hit history this Sunday afternoon. The 23-year old Marlins pitcher not only threw a complete game one-walk, no-hit shutout, he had to wait until the bottom of the 9th inning to get the win. The Marlins beat a Detroit Tigers lineup filled with back-ups 1-0. That winning run scored...

Tigers no-hit by Marlins' Alvarez, lose 1-0

The Detroit 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 Miami 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 out and the...

Henderson Alvarez – not a bad way to end a season

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Marlins' Henderson Alvarez tosses no-hitter vs. Tigers

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...

About those Marlins no-hitter tickets. Yeah, wrong date

By now, we’ve all heard about the Miami Marlins selling tickets to a game that already happened, right? Okay, if not, here is an update to you. The Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez’s walk-off no-hitter in the season finale against the Toledo…Read more →

The Marlins Go Out With A Bang In One Of The Weirdest Game Endings Ever

It’s been a brutal season for the Miami Marlins, playing on the theme of a rebuilding year and the introduction of their “youth movement.”  Sunday’s game against the Tigers might be a preview of what’s to come, as Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez threw a no hitter to cap off a 62-100 campaign.  In a truly special moment for this squad, even more unique was how the game...

The Miami Marlins Pulled Off The Strangest No-Hitter Against The Detroit Tigers

(via Getty Image)The Miami Marlins scored a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday to keep their season loss total at an even 100, and that’s a positive because finishing with exactly 100 losses would be a pretty cool feat. Obviously, nobody wants their team to lose 100 games in a season, but I’m just trying to be an optimist for the several dozen Marlins that still actually...
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