Alvarez of the Miami Marlins pitched one of the most bizarre no-hitters in baseball on Sunday. After Henderson Alvarez finished the ninth inning, the celebrating needed to wait until the game was deemed an official no-hitter, and it was, according to Fox News on Sept. 29.
A ruling added to Major League Baseball back in 1991 states only complete games of nine or more innings with no hits would count. Alvarez pitched the third no-hitter of the year. He now joins Homer Bailey of Cincinnati and Tim Lincecum of San Francisco for a trio of no-hitters for the 2013 season. This is the fifth no-hitter in Marlins’ history.
50 disputed no-hitter games were dropped from the list after a 1991 eight-man appointed committee on statistical accuracy officially defined no-hitters. The Marlins beat the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers 1-0. The Marlins scored on a two-out wild pitch at the bottom of the ninth giving them that run to win the game.