The starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Pirates has been missing the name Pedro Alvarez for the last three games, with Josh Harrison and Brent Morel finding themselves on the field at the hot corner in his place. All three of those games came against opponents with left-handed pitchers on the mound.
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