Pedro Alvarez hit his 9th and 10th home runs of the season. (Photo credit: David Hague)

Forgive me for the obvious pun, I couldn't resist.

The Pirates took a bite out of Mike Fiers early and often by hitting three home runs, more than enough for Jeff Locke and the bullpen to finish off a 5-2 victory Saturday afternoon at Miller Park. Powering up against Fiers (and later against a reliever) supplied the Bucs' 9th win in the last 56 games in Milwaukee. Pedro Alvarez and Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez both hit two home runs at the Wisconsin Launchpad.

Andrew McCutchen hit his third home run in as many at-bats against Fiers, a line-drive shot in the Top 1st to give the Pirates a lead they would not relinquish. Alvarez (2nd inning, 9th inning) and Neil Walker (4th inning) supplied the other ...

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