Posted June 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Pedro Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game, Starling Marte capped a three-run ninth inning with a tying single, and the Pittsburgh Pirates added four more in the 10th to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-9 on Sunday and complete their first interleague sweep on the road. Trailing 6-3 entering the ninth, the Pirates pulled even against closer Ernesto Frieri - his second blown save in 19 attempts. The right-hander issued a leadoff walk to Neil Walker, ending his string of 22 consecutive batters retired, then gave up a single to Gaby Sanchez and a one-out grounder by pinch-hitter Andrew McCutchen that scored Walker. Next came a pinch-hit RBI double by Russell Martin over the head of rookie left fielder J.B. Shuck, followed by Marte's clutch hit. Martin also had an RBI single in the 10th. Alvarez led off that inning against Kevin Jepsen (0-2) with a double over the head of center fielder Mike Trout, who had shifted over from left after an injury to Peter Bourjos. A pair of one-...
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