Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and Gaby
Sanchez each clubbed home runs to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-1 victory
over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Saturday.
Alvarez continued to swing a hot bat, homering for a third straight day and
for the fourth time during his seven-game hitting streak.
Pittsburgh has taken the first two of this three-game interleague set. Alvarez
and Sanchez each had two hits and the Pirates totaled 10 as a team to provide
starter Francisco Liriano (6-3) with plenty of support.
The veteran lefty tossed 6 2/3 frames of one-run ball, scattering seven hits
and three walks while striking out six. He was supplied with three early runs
and successfully kept the Angels from getting into any rhythm offensively.
Mike Trout drove in Los Angeles' only run with a base hit in the eighth. The
Angels had won six of eight prior to dropping the first two games of this
Jerome Williams (5-3) was ripped up for five runs -- four earned -- on eight
hits and two walks over six innings.
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