• Alvarez Powers Pirates by Cardinals 12-2

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Apr 4, 2014
    Louis Cardinals 12-2 on Friday night. That’s how the Pirates’ night went offensively: power early, runners in motion late, and it gave them a 12-2 win against the St. After beating out a double play, Alvarez stole second. Thus, it was clearly past time for some corrective measures, or at least it sure seemed that way to Pedro Alvarez. Six months removed from a taut NLDS that pushed the eventual NL champions to the brink of elimination, the Pirates sent an early message they have no plans of going away. Starling Marte mixed in a triple off the center-field wall in between, and Travis Ishikawa, the de facto first baseman, smacked another 1-2 offering from Miller over the Clemente Wall for a 3-0 lead.
    • Alvarez homers twice as Pirates crush Cards

      Pedro Alvarez homered twice and scored three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-2 on Friday night.
      Source: ESPN.com
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