MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 5

July 4, 2013 at 1:41 AM

PITTSBURGH, July 4 (UPI) -- Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to bring Jeff Locke another win Wednesday and keep Pittsburgh rolling with a 6-5 decision over Philadelphia.

The Pirates bounced back from a Tuesday setback to win for the 10th time in 11 games.

Alvarez hit his home run in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and lift Locke to his eighth straight victory.

Locke (8-1) gave up three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Delmon Young had his 1,000th hit for the Phillies, but Philadelphia lost for the third time in four games.

John Lannan (1-3) took the loss, allowing four runs on 11 hits in five frames.

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