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PITTSBURGH — Jeff Locke ran his winning streak to eight games, Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates hung on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night.
Locke (8-1) was scored upon for the first time in four home starts but extended his unbeaten streak to 16 outings. Locke, who hasn’t lost since his first start of the season, allowed two earned runs on seven hits and three walks over 5 2-3 innings.
The Pirates took the lead with a four-run fifth punctuated by Alvarez’s 21st home run.
Andrew McCutchen reached base ...

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