Pedro Alvarez

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Dunlap: Sometimes Maximum Effort Is Taking It Too Far

Please don’t take this as a column advocating “loafing” — such a great Pittsburgh word, that “loafing” — because that’s far from what these words are.

93-7 The Fan–06/11/2015

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Morton Remains Unbeaten As Pirates Top Brewers 2-0

Charlie Morton scattered three hits in 7 1-3 innings to remain unbeaten in his return from hip surgery as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Wednesday night.

06/10/2015

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Josh Harrison Talks Recovering From His Slow Start And The Team’s New Celebration

Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison joined the Starkey and Mueller Show to talk about both he and the team turning a corner at the plate, what it’s like for him playing a number of different positions, and where their new celebration that replaced the “Z” came from.

93-7 The Fan–06/02/2015

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Morton Solid In Return As Pirates Top Marlins 4-2

Charlie Morton tossed seven strong innings in his return from hip surgery and the Pittsburgh Pirates ran their winning streak to four straight with a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday.

05/25/2015

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Cliff Floyd: Cutch’s Injury May Be Major Issue, Power Not Enough For Pedro

MLB Network analyst and former major leaguer Cliff Floyd joined Chris Mack, Josh Miller, and Jim Colony on “The Fan Morning Show” Friday to talk about the Pirates.

93-7 The Fan–05/22/2015

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MLB Network Analyst Carlos Pena: ‘It’s The Cardinals’ Division To Lose’

MLB Network Analyst and former Major Leaguer Carlos Beltran joined Andrew Fillipponi on “The Cook and Poni Show” Thursday to discuss the Pirates and the NL Central Division at the quarter pole of the season.

93-7 The Fan–05/21/2015

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Pedro Alvarez Hits Boat With Long Home Run, Boat Owner Wants Ball Back

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 8-5 to the Minnesota Twins last night, but fans are still buzzing about a spectacular homer by Pedro Alvarez. The boat’s owner wants the ball back.

05/20/2015

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Twins Use Big 2nd Inning To Down Pirates 8-5

Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

05/19/2015

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Pirates Fans Weigh In On Favorite Players For 2015 Season

Thousands of fans love Andrew McCutchen, while others scream for Josh Harrison. Some are crazy about Pedro Alvarez or Neil Walker.

04/13/2015

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Alvarez Hits Home Run In Bucs’ First Win Of Season

Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in two runs, Neil Walker had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided their first 0-4 start in nine years with a 6-2 win Friday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.

04/10/2015

Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez at Spring training in Bradenton. (Credit: Jeff Hathhorn)

Pedro Alvarez Having Big Spring For Pirates

While so much attention has been on Pedro Alvarez’s transition to first and the adjustment there defensively, it would be easy to miss that Alvarez is leading the team in homers (5) and RBI (17) this Spring, along with a .318 average.

93-7 The Fan–04/02/2015

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Benches Clear, Pirates Hit 6 Homers In Win Over Phillies

A shouting match between coaches cleared the benches in a rare testy spring training game, and Pedro Alvarez homered twice, including a grand slam, as the Pittsburgh Pirates teed off on the Philadelphia Phillies for an 18-4 victory Monday.

03/30/2015

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Alvarez Doubles, Homers As Pirates Beat Phillies 6-5

Pedro Alvarez had three hits, including an RBI double and a two-run homer, as a Pittsburgh Pirates’ split squad beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Friday.

03/20/2015

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Pirates Fall To Orioles 6-4

Some good and some not-so-good in Sarasota which makes Thursday’s 6-4 loss to the Orioles a typical Grapefruit League game.

93-7 The Fan–03/19/2015

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