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Dodgers can't catch up to Pirates in 5-3 loss
Dodgers can't catch up to Pirates in 5-3 loss

KEY MOMENT: The Pirates had the bases loaded with two out in the first inning, and Pedro Alvarez hit a ground ball to shortstop — or, at least, to where the shortstop usually plays. However, with the Dodgers' infield shifted to play the left-handed-hitting Alvarez to pull, the ball hopped into left field, and the Pirates had a 2-0 lead. They kept the lead all night, and Zack Greinke needed 27 pitches to complete the first inning. He was done after six innings, and 102 pitches. AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig doubled and singled. He has reached base in 33 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the major leagues. He is batting .347, second in the majors to Colorado's...

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