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

By / 09.30.13

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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 is 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 give a crap. Also trying to be an optimist was Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez, who recorded a no-hitter in yesterday’s victory as well.

Except it wasn’t the most typical of no-hitters, as Alvarez needed a little help from Lady Luck to get the Marlins’ only run across the plate. More specifically, he needed a wild pitch from Luke Putkonen to allow Giancarlo Stanton to score and give the Fish the one-run lead.

It was undoubtedly a strange and exceptional outcome for Alvarez and the Marlins, but I can definitely think of a crazier way to get a no-hitter. Like, what if a shark had busted out of the stadium’s fish tank and bitten off all of the Tigers’ arms so they couldn’t even lift their bats? That would be bonkers.


TAGSBaseballDETROIT TIGERSHENDERSON ALVAREZMIAMI MARLINSMLBNO-HITTERSWILD PITCHES

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