Henderson Alvarez went into his comically exaggerated crouch before the first pitch, as per his custom, and then threw with typical efficiency to help the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets’ split squad 8-7 Saturday.
Alvarez ended a three-start winless streak, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night to finish a trying 10-game trip.
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Mets infielder Justin Turner sprained his right ankle against during Saturday’s loss to the Marlins.
The Yankees’ big bats continue to struggle in clutch situations.
Andy Pettitte pitched five sparkling innings in his return from a broken leg and his bullpen barely held on, but his performance kept the Yankees atop the AL East.