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Miami Marlins End Season With Walk-Off No-Hitter

The Miami Marlins ended what was an otherwise historically horrendous season in the craziest, most improbable way imaginable: with a walk-off no hitter.

Pitcher Henderson Alvarez threw his first career no-hitter.

But, because these are the Marlins, it couldn't be just your run-of-the-mill no-hitter. No, this one was almost blown because Miami couldn't score a single run until the ninth inning.

And even then it had to come down to a walk-off wild pitch.

Though Alvarez kept the Detroit Tigers from getting off any hits, the Marlins went scoreless for nine innings.

That's zero runs in nine innings for your pitcher who is throwing a no-hitter.

Because, Marlins.

But, in the bottom of the ninth, Giancarlo Stanton was able to get things going with a single. Logan Morrison followed with a single of his own. Stanton then advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Chris Coghlan came up, and drew a walk.

Suddenly, the Marlins found themselves with the bases loaded, and a chance to not only win, but hand Alvarez his no-no.

Luckily, not even the Marlins would screw that up.

Tigers pitcher Luke Putkonen threw a wild pitch to Greg Dobbs, which allowed Stanton to score from third, and kicking off the crazy celebration.

It was the fifth no-hitter in Marlins' history, with the last one coming from Anibal Sanchez in 2006 -- who was traded to the Tigers last year.

The last few days saw the Marlins hit 100 losses on the season, and firing their lame duck general manager. Miami finished the season with the worst record in the National League at 62-100.

But there can be no better way to end an otherwise shit season than with a walk-off no-hitter.

The only thing better than that would've been if Jeffrey Loria had announced he sold the team.

But now we're just hoping for too much....

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