Sandy Alcantara throws fifth complete game of season as Marlins avoid Nationals sweep

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Miami Herald

Sandy Alcantara did it again. For the fifth time this season, the Miami Marlins’ ace and frontrunner for the National League Cy Young Award tossed a complete game, this time against the Washington Nationals in a 3-1 win on Sunday at Nationals Park. The win allows Miami (60-87) to avoid a series sweep against Washington (51-95) after dropping the first two games of the series 5-4 on Friday and 5-3 on Saturday. Alcantara is the first pitcher with at least five complete games in a season since both Corey Kluber and Ervin Santana did so in the 2017 season. He has now also thrown an MLB-leading 212…

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