Leyland said that despite getting swept this weekend, his team got a lot of things accomplished, including getting Sanchez the ERA title.
"This was one of the best/worst series we've had, under the circumstances," Leyland said. "But now we've got to get down to business."
NOTES: Alvarez became the first pitcher since Mike Witt against the Rangers in 1984 to throw a no-hitter on the final day of the regular season. It was also the first walk-off no-hitter since the Pirates in 1997 against the Astros. … The Marlins promoted Michael Hill to president of baseball operations, replacing Larry Beinfest, who was fired Friday. Hill, who has been with the Marlins 11 years, had been serving as general manager. The new GM is Dan Jennings, who has been with the Marlins 12 years and was promoted from assistant GM. They will try to turn around a franchise that has had four straight losing seasons. ... South Florida media named RHP Jose Fernandez the Marlins' MVP and Rookie of the Year. Closer Steve Cishek was given the "Good Guy" award, and C Jeff Mathis received the "Jeff Conine Mr. Marlin" honor. ... Marlins 2B Donovan Solano, who was beaned on Saturday, sat out Sunday's game. ... The Marlins entered Sunday with a 3.73 team ERA. The team record is 3.83, set in 1997. ... Sanchez on Saturday closed out his regular season with a 2.57 ERA. It is his first league ERA title and the seventh in Tigers' history. The last Tigers' pitcher to achieve the feat was Verlander in 2011. ... The Tigers will open their playoffs Friday at the Oakland A's. It will be the Tigers' first trip to the West Coast since April. It is also a rematch of the 2012 American League Divisional Series, when the Tigers won the decisive fifth game in Oakland. ... The Tigers have yet to announce their pitching rotation against Oakland. The Game 1 starter could be Verlander, Sanchez or AL wins leader Max Scherzer. The other possibility would be Doug Fister. And the Tigers could come back with their Game 1 starter for the fifth game, if needed.