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Alvarez is batting .462 (6-for-13) with a homer and four RBI against Matt Garza, Milwaukee's starting pitcher Saturday.
Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and pair of walks in Thursday's win against Milwaukee.
Alvarez snapped an 0-for-16 slide Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored and his second stolen base of the season.
Alvarez had a rough weekend series in Milwaukee, going 0-for-10 with five strikeouts (and two walks).
Alvarez belted a go-ahead three-run homer Thursday, giving him three homers and seven RBI in his last two games.
Alvarez walked three times and lined out sharply to right field in his only official at-bat Saturday against St. Louis.
Alvarez's two home-run night Friday included both an opposite-field bomb and a rare homer thrown off of a Shelby Miller changeup, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a couple of home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in Friday's 12-2 rout of the Cardinals.
Despite not playing in the final several exhibition games, Alvarez is expected to be in Monday's lineup, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Alvarez boasts a 2:4 BB:K ratio in nine spring games after compiling ratios of 1:22 and 2:12 in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Alvarez signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the Pirates on Friday to avoid arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Pittsburgh has discussed moving Alvarez from third base to first, but is unlikely to make the move anytime soon. "It's been talked about," Pirates GM Neal Huntington told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "But it's not easy to replace Pedro at third base. Our best spot might be to leave him there."