Alvarez was in the on-deck circle in the ninth inning when Tigers reliever Luke Putkonen threw a wild pitch to pinch-hitter
Alvarez's gem was the fourth no-hitter on the final day of the season, with the
Alvarez made his debut in the majors with the
Alvarez improved to 5-6 in 16 starts this season with the victory and lowered his earned-run average to 3.59. He struck out four, walked one and hit a batter in 99 pitches, with one hitter reaching base on an error.
His only previous complete game was May 4, 2012, when he pitched a six-hitter against the Angels for the Blue Jays.