04/17 21:44 CDT McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers
McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers
PITTSBURGH (AP) --- Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and
drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh
Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh
Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday
Harrison's two-run drive down the left field line was the second of his career
as a pinch hitter. It stared Pittsburgh's nine-run outburst over the seventh
and eighth innings that was capped by Alvarez's sixth of the year.
McCutchen, last year's NL MVP, hit a two-run homer in the first inning in his
Gaby Sanchez also connected while Alvarez, Starling Marte, Russell Martin and
Jordy Mercer each had two of the Pirates' 12 hits.
Edinson Volquez (1-0) gave up two runs in seven innings for his first win with
the Pirates, scattering eight hits.