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 any hits or runs, the game was scoreless and would have kept going if the Marlins didn’t score in the bottom of the ninth. But Miami had the bases loaded with two outs, and reliever Luke Putkonen threw a breaking ball that got passed catcher Brayan Pena and rolled to the backstop, allowing Giancarlo Stanton to score from third.
Thanks to the walk-off wild pitch, the Marlins won the game 1-0, allowing Alvarez to celebrate his accomplishment. Alvarez walked one and struck out four in his shutout win. He finished the season 5-6 with a 3.59 ERA.
Alvarez’s celebration was a heck of a lot more intense after the walk-off wild pitch than it was after he struck out Matt Tuiasosopo to end the top of the ninth: