Alvarez was relieved by Cory Rasmus, who was already warming up in the bullpen. Alvarez, who had a 0-1 count on Lindor when the ball was hit, fielded the ball and threw it to first baseman C.J. Cron in time for the out.
Trainers came out to check on Alvarez as he threw a couple warmup tosses, and the Angels elected to remove him. Alvarez walked off on his own power. His appearance lasted 1 2/3 innings and he gave up one run.
Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Anaheim. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.