Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 9 hours ago

Alvarez blasted his 19th solo homer and 22nd overall in a 7-4 loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 3 days ago

Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 5 days ago

Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a 445-foot homer -- his 21st of the season -- Thursday in Miami.

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Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 7 days ago

Alvarez is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Marlins, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 2 months ago

Alvarez is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Alvarez had started nine straight games before Sunday, so he could just be getting some rest and starting his All-Star break early. Platoon advantage is also likely a factor, as the right-handed Sean Rodriguez will take over first base against the left-handed Tim Cooney.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 2 months ago

Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

The homer, Alvarez's second in four games and 12th of the season, put the Pirates on the board against Danny Salazar in the fifth inning. He had just one homer in 68 June at-bats.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 2 months ago

Alvarez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

Alvarez typically sits against left-handers, and Thursday will be no different with southpaw Kyle Ryan on the mound for Detroit. Sean Rodriguez will take over at first base, getting his second straight start after Alvarez served as the DH Wednesday.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 2 months ago

Alvarez collected two hits Wednesday, hitting a double and a long home run against the Tigers.

The dinger was his first since June 10 and second in 97 plate appearances. Alvarez hit .250/.320/.368 in 68 June at-bats. Fantasy owners have to hope Wednesday represents the beginning of one of Alvarez's patented hot streaks.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 2 months ago

Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against Atlanta.

With left-hander Alex Wood on the hill for the Braves, Alvarez will take a seat on the bench while Sean Rodriguez gets the start at first. Alvarez is hitting just .167 versus lefties on the season.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B/DH PIT 2 months ago

Alvarez had two hits Saturday, including a two-run double against the Braves.

He also was credited with his first stolen base of the season. The double was just his third extra-base hit in his last 28 games. Considering Alvarez's defense is sub-par, Pittsburgh needs more consistent slugging from its first baseman, who has 10 homers and 34 RBI.