Alvarez Leaves With Hip Injury As Marlins Avoid Sweep

The Marlins avoided a sweep on Sunday but lost Henderson Alvarez in the process due to an injured hip

The Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday to avoid a sweep but Henderson Alvarez exited early due to an injury.

The Marlins and Cubs donned 1940s throwbacks as part of the Wrigley Field 100th Anniversary celebration. Miami wore uniforms that were once worn by a minor league affiliate known as the Miami Sun Sox.

Alvarez was cruising and looked like he could put together a second consecutive shutout until the sixth inning. In that inning, Alvarez tried to cover first but an errant throw made him stretch in an awkward manner.  After throwing one warm-up pitch, manager Mike Redmond elected to lift Alvarez with a strained left hip.

Before exiting, Alvarez struck out five and gave up seven hits while walking none. His scoreless inning streak extended to 26.1 innings as well. After leaving the game, two of the inherited runners scored with one being earned. That ticked Alvarez's E.R.A up to 2.56 and also ended his streak.

The win was credited to Mike Dunn who worked two thirds of an inning. Dunn didn't pitch exceptionally well but was the pitcher of record when the Marlins took the lead.

Miami scored twice in the seventh and put up two more in the eighth as well for all four of its runs. The Marlins did it without the benefit of an extra-base hit as all eight team hits were singles. One of the runs batted in came courtesy of rookie J.T. Realmuto who has 4 RBI in limited action.

Giancarlo Stanton had a difficult series overall at Wrigley Field and that continued Sunday with an 0-3 day that featured a strikeout.

The Marlins are off on Monday before starting a two-game series on Tuesday in Arlington against the Texas Rangers.

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