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Alvarez collected his 11th win Wednesday, tossing six inning of two-run ball against the Mets.

He struck out four and walked two during the effort. After reeling off two straight quality starts since returning from a mild oblique strain, Alvarez' ERA is sitting at 2.82 on the year to go along with a 1.24 WHIP over 172.1 innings pitched. It's been a break-out season for the 24-year-old right-hander as he's tallied double-digit wins for the first time while also leading the league in complete game shutouts. Alvarez will take on the Phillies Tuesday at home.

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Alvarez worked seven solid innings Friday night versus the Phillies, allowing one run on seven hits while striking out four.

After an oblique strain cost him a turn in the rotation, Alvarez appeared to be near top form Friday night in Philadelphia. The 2014 All-Star had been struggling on the mound in recent weeks, posting a lofty 7.36 ERA and 1.57 WHIP across previous three starts. Alvarez certainly seems to be back on track.

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Alvarez (oblique) has been confirmed as Friday's starter against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

An oblique strain cut Alvarez's last start short and cost him a turn in the rotation, but he will toe the rubber Friday opposite Cole Hamels. Alvarez has given up just six earned runs over 26.2 innings in his four starts against the Phillies this season (2.03 ERA).

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Alvarez (oblique) has been cleared to start Friday against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Manager Mike Redmond suggested a Friday return was possible earlier in the week, but the training staff has officially signed off on Alvarez returning to oppose Cole Hamels in the opener against Philadelphia. Alvarez has had a handful of starts cut short due to injury this season, but he's been very good when on the hill, going 10-6 with a 2.88 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.

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Alvarez (oblique) could return to the rotation Friday in Philadelphia, the Miami Herald reports.

"If everything goes well and he rejoins us on Friday, that would be a big lift for us," said Manager Mike Redmond about his injured starter. Alvarez was forced from his Sept. 1 starter after just 2.1 innings, allowing three runs on three hits and one walk. When ready, he'll return to a 2.88 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 159.1 innings pitched this season.

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Alvarez (oblique) played catch Friday and will throw off a mound in the next few days and then the Marlins will evaluate his progress, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

After leaving Monday's game with an oblique strain, it's not clear how many starts Alvarez will miss, but it's conceivable he could pitch as soon as next week. Continue to monitor his status over the next few days.

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Alvarez left Monday's game against the Mets with a left oblique strain, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

It was a familiar scene in Miami on Monday, as Alvarez had another start cut short by injury, his fifth abbreviated outing this season. Despite the various minor ailments, Alvarez has required just one stint on the DL this year, and he figures to avoid the DL again this time around so long as he doesn't miss more than a couple starts.

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Alvarez left Monday's game against the Mets with an apparent injury, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

The right-hander struggled prior to his exit, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits and a walk over just 2.1 innings. Consider Alvarez day-to-day and questionable to make his next scheduled start Saturday until the team elaborates as to the exact nature and extent of the injury.

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Alvarez took his sixth loss of the season Wednesday against the Angels, allowing five earned runs over 6.1 innings with three strikeouts.

Alvarez was chased by a solo home run by the incomparable Mike Trout with one out in the bottom of the seventh, making it the second straight start that he failed to complete seven innings after doing so in five of his last seven turns. Alvarez has allowed nine earned runs over his past 12.1 innings pitched, but still holds a fantastic 2.75 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the year. Alvarez -- who holds a dominating 1.46 ERA in 80 innings pitched at home this season -- will look to get back on track Monday against the Mets in Miami.

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Alvarez picked up his 10th win of the season on Friday against the Rockies, as he gave up four runs on 10 hits while striking out five hitters in six innings pitched.

It certainly wasn't Alvarez' best start of the season, but he was good enough to pick up the win with how well Marlins bats were cranking. It was Alvarez' second start since coming off the DL last week, and while he's not a fantasy ace he definitely gives owners excellent pitching depth. Alvarez and his 2.57 ERA takes the mound on Wednesday against the Angels.