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Pirates win first game of year, beat Brewers 6-2

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -

Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in two runs, Neil Walker had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided their first 0-4 start in nine years with a 6-2 win Friday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jeff Locke (1-0) allowed seven hits and two runs in six solid innings for Pittsburgh, which rebounded after getting swept in three games in Cincinnati to open the season.

The Pirates roughed up Mike Fiers (0-1) for five runs and seven hits in five innings.

Pittsburgh got to the right-hander in the second, when Walker opened with a double before Alvarez singled him home two batters later.

Alvarez led off the fourth with a drive to center for a four-run lead.

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