Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez recorded his seventh career
multi-homer game, including his third versus Milwaukee, and Jeff Locke tossed
another gem as the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Brewers, 5-2, in the second
test of a three-game set at Miller Park.
Alvarez drove in three runs, while Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker each
clubbed solo homers for the Pirates, winners in nine of their last 11
Locke (5-1) continued his recent success, tossing six innings of three-hit,
shutout ball and striking out seven in the win.
The lefty has yielded three earned runs or less in each of his last seven
starts since April 23, and has surrendered a total of seven earned runs during
Carlos Gomez smacked two solo homers -- his seventh and eighth of the season
-- to account for Milwaukee's lone runs. Mike Fiers (1-3) gave up four runs on
five hits over four frames for the Brewers, who have lost four of six.
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