Henderson Alvarez appears to be a fan of interleague after a two-hit shutout on Saturday in a Miami Marlins' 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Alvarez ended the 2013 season with a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in interleague play, and this was his first chance at an American League squad since then. In all, Alvarez went 14 straight interleague innings before allowing a hit dating back to that no-hitter. In this one, not only did Alvarez not allow a hit to the sixth but he was perfect until Dustin Ackley laced a line drive into center-field. Alvarez would go on to allow a double in the ninth for his only other blemish. Alvarez struck out four and walked none while lowering his E.R.A to 2.66 on the year.
The offense did a good job of scoring early, adding on in the middle and further padding the lead towards the end of the game. The Marlins had ten hits in all with one home run coming courtesy of Marcell Ozuna into the pool in left field. Ozuna's three-run blast was his third of the year and was part of a 4 RBI day for the center-fielder. Ozuna also singled in the game and he was one of three Miami hitters to have a multi-hit day. Adeiny Hechavarria had three hits himself with one going for his fourth double of the season. Donovan Solano was 2-4 in what was a rare start for the second baseman. Also of note was Christian Yelich who picked up his fourth double and extended his hitting streak to 13 games.
The Marlins will look to complete the sweep on Sunday when they send Kevin Slowey to the mound. This will be Slowey's first start of the year as he takes over the rotation spot previously held by Brad Hand.