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• Entering Wednesday night's game, Pedro Alvarez's average (.247) was its highest since .253 on May 5 -- the day he earned a promotion into the Pirates' cleanup spot. Alvarez hit .140 in 24 games in that spot, ending the experiment.

• Neil Walker (lower-back tightness) spent more time at the park than he had since developing the issue on Monday, but spent most of the day just getting treatment. He hasn't picked up a bat since pregame stuff on Monday.

• Entering Wednesday night's game, Pedro Alvarez's average (.247) was its highest since .253 on May 5 -- the day he earned a promotion into the Pirates' cleanup spot. Alvarez hit .140 in 24 games in that spot, ending the experiment.

• Neil Walker (lower-back tightness) spent more time at the park than he had since developing the issue on Monday, but spent most of the day just getting treatment. He hasn't picked up a bat since pregame stuff on Monday.