MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Cleveland 3

June 20, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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PITTSBURGH, June 20 (UPI) -- Pedro Alvarez delivered a tie-breaking sacrifice fly and Bobby Crosby went 3-for-3 Sunday to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 win over Cleveland.

The Pirates scored three times late in the game to erase a 3-2 deficit. After tying the game in the seventh on a Rafael Perez wild pitch, Pittsburgh pushed across a run in the next frame when Andrew McCutchen walked and Garrett Jones singled off Jensen Lewis (2-2), setting up the Alvarez sac fly.

The Pirates added an insurance tally later in the frame when Jason Jaramillo drew a walk and Crosby reached Indians reliever Tony Sipp for an RBI single.

Octavio Dotel hurled a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 14th save and give the Pirates the rubber match of a three-game inter-league set at PNC Park.

Starter Justin Masterson allowed two runs on five hits over six innings of work for the Indians, who dropped their sixth game in seven tries.

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