As relayed by Joe Frisaro, the Marlins beat reporter for MLB.com …
Alvarez wound up missing over a month with inflammation in his right shoulder. He opened the season 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 innings (two starts) but the Fish will be very glad to have him back. Alvarez posted a 2.65 ERA in 187 innings last season, earning his first All-Star nod and a few Cy Young Award votes. He tossed five scoreless innings in his one rehab start at High-A Jupiter. The 25-year-old right-hander will take the bump in Sunday ‘s series finale against the visiting Braves as Miami looks to avoid a three-game sweep.
Bill ran through the Mets’ 10-run inning against the Brewers on Saturday night, and now MLB.com has posted the video. Watch the Mets score 10 runs in one minute and 10 seconds …
New York is clinging to a half-game lead over Washington in the National League East standings.
Yasmany Tomas of the Diamondbacks finally went yard Saturday in his 23rd major league game …
Tomas was dubbed as a big-time slugger when he defected from his native Cuba and signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with Arizona. But the 24-year-old has been more of singles hitter in the early going, batting .297/.348/.375 in 69 plate appearances. Maybe his first big fly Saturday will be the start of something big.
Jon Lester allowed nine hits but yielded only one earned run Saturday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs defeated the visiting Pirates by a score of 4-1.
That’s now six straight victories for Chicago — the longest current winning streak in the major leagues.
Lester was a little shaky in his four starts with the Cubs, but the $155 million left-hander has found a groove as the weather has begun to warm. Since the first of May, Lester owns a 1.67 ERA in 27 innings.
Anthony Rizzo, meanwhile, continues to emerge as one of the very best hitters in baseball. He went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and an RBI on Saturday afternoon, and the 25-year-old first baseman is now batting .349/.469/.612 over 161 plate appearances.
With the Cardinals losing Saturday to the Tigers, the Cubs are only three games back of first place.
Your box scores and recaps from Saturday …
Braves 5, Marlins 3
Rays 4, Twins 6
Tigers 4, Cardinals 3 (10 innings)
Pirates 1, Cubs 4
Angels 6, Orioles 1
Diamondbacks 5, Phillies 7
Yankees 5, Royals 1
Giants 11, Reds 2
Blue Jays 5, Astros 6
Brewers 1, Mets 14
Indians 10, Rangers 8
Nationals 4, Padres 1
White Sox 4, Athletics 3
Red Sox 4, Mariners 2
Rockies 7, Dodgers 1
Check out this montage of all 18 of Corey Kluber’s strikeouts Wednesday against the Cardinals …
Kluber was lifted after eight innings of scoreless, zero-walk, one-hit ball with a pitch count of 113. He registered the highest Game Score for an eight-inning outing in the history of Major League Baseball.