Alvarez powers Pirates to win over Reds

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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez's three-run double in the top of the seventh inning helped the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3, in the finale of a four-game series.

Alvarez drove in all of Pittsburgh's runs Thursday afternoon. The third baseman went 3-for-4 with a home run.

Brandon Cumpton went five innings for Pittsburgh in his second major league start. He allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Bryan Morris (4-2) picked up the win for Pittsburgh after coming on for Cumpton in the sixth inning. He allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts before handing the ball over to Tony Watson, who picked up his second save of the season after tossing the final two frames.

Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey gave up two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts in six innings of work. Alfredo Simon (5-3) was charged with the loss in relief.

Jay Bruce hit his 15th home run of the season for the Reds.

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