• Henderson Alvarez, winding down his rehab assignment, threw a between-starts bullpen session at Marlins Park on Sunday morning. Alvarez is expected to be reinstated from the 60-day disabled list in the next couple of days. He has been out with right shoulder inflammation.
• Giancarlo Stanton entered Sunday having recorded a hit and at least one RBI in six consecutive games against the Padres dating back to 2011.
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