Pirates score 3 in 7th to beat Dodgers 6-3 - NBC Sports

Pirates score 3 in 7th to beat Dodgers 6-3
Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez points to the sky after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
May 30, 2014, 1:18 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) Josh Harrison's second RBI single triggered a three-run seventh inning, Russell Martin and Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Los Angeles 6-3 on Thursday night for only their third victory in their last 20 games at Dodger Stadium.

Former UCLA star Gerrit Cole (5-3) allowed three runs and six hits over 6 1-3 innings in his first career appearance at Chavez Ravine. The right-hander helped set up two runs with sacrifice bunts in the opener of a four-game series against the defending NL West champions.

Cole was lifted after walking pinch-hitter Chone Figgins with his 88th pitch, but Tony Watson retired speedster Dee Gordon on a double-play grounder with his first pitch. Mark Melancon worked a perfect eighth and Jason Grilli got three outs for his sixth save.

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