Alvarez helps Pirates down Dodgers
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez had a three-run home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series at PNC Park.
Garrett Jones drove in two runs and Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with a solo home run for the Pirates.
Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole (2-0), making his second career start, allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings. Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his 25th save.
Andre Ethier had two RBI and Tim Federowicz drove in one run for the Dodgers, who have lost six of their last eight games. Starter Zack Greinke (3-2) surrendered five runs on eight hits and two walks in five frames.
06/16 18:19:19 ET