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Pedro Alvarez became the first Pirates player with five home runs within the team's first nine games since Willie Stargell in 1971. Stargell wound up that season with 48 homers, and as runner-up to Joe Torre for National League MVP.

Jose Abreu of the White Sox tied a record -- quickest to post two multi-homer games -- first set by the Pirates' Dino Restelli in 1949. Restelli had a pair of two-homer games within his first nine games, then hit only nine more during his brief Major League career. Mark Quinn of the '99 Royals was the only other player with double-doubles within his first 10 career games.

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Pedro Alvarez became the first Pirates player with five home runs within the team's first nine games since Willie Stargell in 1971. Stargell wound up that season with 48 homers, and as runner-up to Joe Torre for National League MVP.

Jose Abreu of the White Sox tied a record -- quickest to post two multi-homer games -- first set by the Pirates' Dino Restelli in 1949. Restelli had a pair of two-homer games within his first nine games, then hit only nine more during his brief Major League career. Mark Quinn of the '99 Royals was the only other player with double-doubles within his first 10 career games.

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Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.

 

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