Found June 17, 2012 on North Side Notch:
Final: Pirates 9, Indians 5 WP: Tony Watson (4-0, 3.74 ERA) LP: Jeanmar Gomez (4-6, 4.95 ERA) Starter Brad Lincoln didn’t have his best stuff, yet again, as he gave up four runs over just 3 1/3 innings. Thankfully, Asdrubal Cabrera made not one, not two, but three errors that led to the Pirates scoring way more than the four unearned runs in the box score. Down 2-0 in the 4th inning, Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer following a Cabrera throwing error that would have ended the inning. Cleveland regained the lead in the bottom of the 4th with a two-run double by Shin-Soo Choo, but Alex Presley would tie things up with a solo homer in the 5th. Another two runs would come across for the Pirates to give them a 6-4 lead following what would have been a routine, inning-ending double play. But thanks to two errors by Cabrera, that did not happen. Alvarez would make him and the Indians pay once more with another three-run home run. The bullpen would help close the door as Watson, Jared Hu...

Pirates' Alvarez ends slump with homer binge

Pedro Alvarez had been in yet another offensive free fall for the Pittsburgh Pirates, this one a 4-for-42 slump that dropped his average to .197 and raised anew questions as to whether he should be in the majors. And then, boom, boom, boom, boom, Alvarez reminded all concerned why he remains perhaps Major League Baseball's most confounding player. He homered twice Saturday...

Pedro's big weekend

At the high point of his ridiculous tear earlier in 2012 (May 3rd, through his first 21 games), Pedro Alvarez was hitting .257/.297/.614. That's some prodigious power coupled with a terrible on-base percentage, but given Alvarez's struggles last year, pretty much all Pirate fans were willing to accept that as progress. Alvarez responded with a brutal stretch after that, hitting...

Twins-Pirates Preview

Pedro Alvarez has been a very streaky hitter. The Pittsburgh Pirates hope his latest outburst can continue for a while. He'll look to stay hot Tuesday night as Pittsburgh opens a three-game home series against the Minnesota Twins. Alvarez is coming off a big weekend, homering twice in back-to-back wins over Cleveland. After driving in three runs Saturday, Alvarez had a career...

Errors costly as Pirates get pounded by Pirates

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez drove in a career-high six runs with his second two-homer game in two days, powering the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Cleveland Indians 9-5 Sunday. Alvarez hit three-run homers in the fourth and fifth innings for his fourth career multihomer game. He also doubled, for his first game of three extra-base hits. Tony Watson (4-0), the second of five Pirates...

Game 65: Pirates 9 Indians 5

Every Major League player starts out as a dream. This sounds overly sentimental, but it's the truth; scouts watch amateur players and they try to project what those players will look like as big leaguers. They sell the general managers on those dreams and that's how GMs build their drafts. Each fan looks at the prospects and projects his or her own dream on top of the prospect...

An opportunity presents itself

There's no denying that even after Pedro Alvarez's explosion in Cleveland over the weekend, that the Pirates had a rough week. They lost four of six games and they lost Charlie Morton for the season. Still, they came through it with a 34-31 record and now they get to return to the friendly confines of PNC Park, and on top of it all, the Twins are waiting for them. The Twins...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Time Will Come, But Numbers Indicate Regression Coming This Year

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been the toast of baseball lately, finding themselves with a winning record at 34-31 a whole 65 games into the season. For a franchise which hasn't had a winning season since 1992, this is not insignificant. For a franchise which has had so much trouble evaluating and developing young talent, and made some incredibly mind-bloggling trades (hello, Matt...

Box Score: Pirates 9, Indians 5

This one was rough. Jason Kipnis hit another home run, Sin-Shoo Choo had a two-run double, but the Jenmar Gomez couldn’t keep the Pirates in the yard (not that the Indians’ defense helped them out). The the Tribe trailing 5-4, Asdrubal Cabrera’s fifth inning fielding/throwing error gave the Pirates two runs and extended the inning for Pirates’ 3B Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez proceeded...

Pirates 9, Indians 2

A.J. Burnett became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since 1990 to win six straight starts and Pedro Alvarez homered twice as the Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 Saturday. Burnett (7-2) gave up two runs over 6 2-3 innings. He extended the best stretch by a Pirates pitcher since Doug Drabek won six in a row during his NL Cy Young Award-winning season. Casey McGehee homered and...

Finale in Cleveland

About a day ago, the Pirates were mired in a four-game losing streak. Today, with a win, they take a series from Cleveland and can say that they've won six of their past seven series. Brad Lincoln gets the start for the Pirates. The game is apparently already under way, so I guess it didn't start at 1:35. 
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