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Pirates Vs. Indians: Pittsburgh Halts Four-Game Skid, Tops Cleveland 9-2

Led by two home runs from third baseman Pedro Alvarez, the Pittsburgh Pirates cruised past the Cleveland Indiana 9-2 during Saturday's Interleague contest at Progressive Field. The win is the Pirates' (33-31) first in six days.

Over the nine innings, Pittsburgh compiled a total of 12 hits, which led to nine runs, including four in the final inning to bounce back from Friday night's 2-0 loss to the Indians -- the first game of the weekend series.

The Pirates were led, in large part, by Alvarez, who went deep in the second and ninth innings, as well first baseman Casey McGehee, who went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs.

On the hill for Pittsburgh was A.J. Burnett, who lasted 6.2 innings, giving up two earned runs and four walks while striking out two.

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