It's game 162, and many teams have given up their hopes to make the playoffs. The Marlins have lost 100 games, but still haven't given up, apparently. Or at least Henderson Alvarez hasn't, as he tossed a complete game no-hitter today. Going into the ninth inning, the Marlins and Tigers were tied at zero, and Alvarez came into the inning with a no-no. After leaving, the Tigers still were still without a hit, but nobody had scored! But then the awesome happened. The Marlins walked it off.
The Marlins are going to be entering the offseason with high hopes, after ending the season with a no-hitter. Alvarez will end the season with a 5-6 record and a 3.59 ERA. The 23 year old becomes a free agent in 2018, and should be in the Marlins plans for the upcoming season. The righty was acquired in the deal that sent Josh Johnson and Jose Reyes to the Blue Jays.
For the Tigers on the other hand, they'll be playing the Athletics in the ALDS, which starts on October 4th. They have won the American League Central division, and will continue their season into October.
Congratulations to Alvarez, as the Marlins deserved a bright spot in their lowly season thus far. The 5th no hitter in team history will do just that. The fireworks have just gone off.