Marlins' Alvarez throws no-hitter

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 3:37 PM
Last updated 9:33 PM
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MIAMI — Miami Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

The game was scoreless heading to the bottom of the ninth, but Miami won on a wild pitch.

Alvarez 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 threw to first for the second out in the ninth.

Alvarez struck out Matt Tuiasosopo on a 3-2 pitch — his 99th — to end the top of the ninth.

Baseball appointed an eight-man committee on statistical accuracy in 1991 that defined no-hitters as games of nine innings or more that ended with no hits. That dropped 50 disputed games from the no-hit list.

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