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 pitchers, worked 1 2/3 innings of relief as Pittsburgh took two of three for their sixth series win in the last seven chances.
Jeanmar Gomez (4-6) allowed eight runs — four earned — over 4 1/3 innings for Cleveland. Eight runs came directly after three errors by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. The Indians lost for the fifth time in six games.
Pirates’ Alvarez homers twice again, has 6 RBIs
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