McDonald Solid, Bucs Bats Break Out in 9-3 Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates bats came out swinging on Monday night in Atlanta in the Bucs 9-3 win over the Braves at Turner Field. For the first time this season, the Pirates scored more than five runs in a game. The last time they plated five runs or more was on September 26th, 2011. After trailing Atlanta 2-0 through two, the Pirates were able to even up the game in the 3rd. Rod Barajas drew a walk off Braves starter Mike Minor. With one...

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Pedro Alvarez Working On Bouncing Back From 2011 Season

BRADENTON, Fla. — Over seven Grapefruit League games this spring, third baseman Pedro Alvarez has three hits over 16 at-bats. Two of those three were home runs that were crushed to the opposite field. One came on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the other on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Alvarez worked hard over the offseason to bounce back from a disappointing 2011 season where he batted just .191 over 74 games...

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