|Jan. 17 11:21 AM PT12:21 PM MT1:21 PM CT2:21 PM ET14:21 ET19:21 GMT3:21 CST12:21 PM MST2:21 PM EST2:51 PM VEN23:21 UAE1:21 PM CT-Alvarez reached an agreement with Pittsburgh to make $4.25 million in 2014, avoiding arbitration.
Analysis: Alvarez is coming off an All-Star season in which he hit a career-high 36 home runs.
|Sep. 29 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET22:54 ET2:54 GMT10:54 CST7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST10:24 PM VEN6:54 UAE (+1)9:54 PM CT-Alvarez was hit by a pitch and popped out in Sunday's 4-2 win at Cincinnati, finishing the season tied for the NL lead with a career-high 36 homers.
Analysis: Alavrez also knocked in a career-high 100 runs. The last Pirate to lead the league in homers was Willie Stargell in 1973 with 44.
|Sep. 29 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET13:27 ET17:27 GMT1:27 CST10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST12:57 PM VEN21:27 UAE12:27 PM CT-Alvarez smashed his 36th home run to help Pittsburgh top Cincinnati 8-3 on Saturday. He went 2 for 4 on the day.
Analysis: Alvarez enters the final game of the regular season in a tie with Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt for the NL lead in homers.
|Sep. 28 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 CST2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Alvarez hit a two-run homer high off the batter's eye on Friday night, leading Pittsburgh over Cincinnati.
Analysis: It was his 35th of the year to bring him within one of the NL lead.
|Sep. 20 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET15:17 ET19:17 GMT3:17 CST12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST2:47 PM VEN23:17 UAE2:17 PM CT-Alvarez hit his NL-leading 34th homer Thursday.
Analysis: Alvarez has only homered twice since Aug. 27 and his average has dipped to .227. He went hitless in five games between this bomb and his last on Sept. 13.
|Aug. 28 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 CST12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Alvarez recorded his third career four-hit game, including his NL-leading 32nd homer in Pittsburgh's 7-6 loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Analysis: Alvarez is slugging .815 over his last seven games with four doubles, two homers and a triple.
|Aug. 20 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 CST2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-Alvarez surpassed last season's total and seized the NL lead with his 31st home run in Pittsburgh's 3-1 victory over San Diego on Monday.
Analysis: Alvarez trails only Chris Davis (45) and Miguel Cabrera (40) in homers. He's driven in eight runs in eight games with four home runs.
|Aug. 18 12:43 PM PT1:43 PM MT2:43 PM CT3:43 PM ET15:43 ET19:43 GMT3:43 CST12:43 PM MST2:43 PM EST3:13 PM VEN23:43 UAE2:43 PM CT-Alvarez hit his 30th homer in a 15-5 loss to Arizona on Saturday.
Analysis: Alvarez, tied with Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt for the NL lead, became just the fifth player in Pirates' history to have consecutive 30-home run seasons, joining Ralph Kiner (1947-52), Willie Stargell (1970-73), Brian Giles (1999-2002) and Jason Bay (2005-06).
|July 30 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 CST10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Alvarez extended his hitting streak to eight games with his 27th homer in Pittsburgh's 9-2 win over St. Louis on Monday.
Analysis: Alvarez has three homers during his current streak but is four games shy of his season-long streak.
|July 25 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 CST10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Alvarez went deep for the second time in as many days in Wednesday's 4-2 win at Washington.
Analysis: Alvarez is already four homers away from matching his career high (30) set last year.
|July 24 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 CST10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Alvarez went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs scored Tuesday in a 5-1 win at Washington.
Analysis: Alvarez had gone 1 for 21 in his previous five games before breaking through. He remains of the streakiest hitters in the game.
|July 11 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 CST2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Alvarez has replaced Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies for the NL team in the All-Star Home Run Derby.
Analysis: Alvarez has hit 23 homers this season.
|July 10 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 CST12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Alvarez homered to account for the only Pirate run in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Oakland.
Analysis: Alvarez is hitting .368 with eight homers and 15 RBIs over his last 17 games.
|June 27 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 CST2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Alvarez extended his hitting streak to 10 games in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Seattle.
Analysis: He's batting .390 with four doubles, five home runs and 13 RBIs over that span.
|June 24 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET16:39 ET20:39 GMT4:39 CST1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST4:09 PM VEN0:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game, Starling Marte capped a three-run ninth inning with a tying single, and the Pirates added four more in the 10th to beat the Angels 10-9 and complete their first interleague sweep on the road.
Analysis: He is hitting .272 with 19 homers and 50 RBIs over his last 55 games, after batting .089 with one RBI in his first 13 games.
|June 23 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 CST9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Alvarez stayed hot, going 2 for 4 with a homer and double in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Analysis: Alvarez has homered in three straight games, going 7 for 11 at the plate over that span.
|June 22 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 CST12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-Alvarez went 2 for 3 with a homer in Friday's 5-2 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Alvarez is 9 for 24 with three homers and 11 RBIs while hitting safely in six straight.
|June 21 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET15:11 ET19:11 GMT3:11 CST12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST2:41 PM VEN23:11 UAE2:11 PM CT-Alvarez drove in all of Pittsburgh's runs with a solo homer, bases-loaded double and a single on Thursday for a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their high-profile NL Central series.
Analysis: The five RBIs were a season high for a Pirate and one shy of Alvarez's career high. The third baseman has been Pittsburgh's top run producer in June, leading the team with 48 RBIs overall. It's quite a change. Alvarez .180 in April and .225 in May before finding his form. He has six homers in June, second-most in the NL.
|June 17 12:28 PM PT1:28 PM MT2:28 PM CT3:28 PM ET15:28 ET19:28 GMT3:28 CST12:28 PM MST2:28 PM EST2:58 PM VEN23:28 UAE2:28 PM CT-Alvarez snapped a 2-all tie when he connected off Zack Greinke (3-2) for a three-run homer in the fifth inning of Sunday's 6-3 win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Alvarez leads the Pirates with 15 homers.
|June 12 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 CST9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Alvarez went 3 for 3, including a homer and three RBIs, in an 8-2 win over San Francisco on Tuesday.
Analysis: Alvarez has four homers and eight RBIs while hitting .321 over his last eight games.
|June 9 5:24 PM PT6:24 PM MT7:24 PM CT8:24 PM ET20:24 ET0:24 GMT8:24 CST5:24 PM MST7:24 PM EST7:54 PM VEN4:24 UAE (+1)7:24 PM CT-Alvrez was 2 for 4 in Pittsburgh's 6-2 win over Chicago on Saturday, homering and driving in three runs.
Analysis: Alvarez has three homers in his last six games.
|May 26 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET14:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 CST11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE1:42 PM CT-Alvarez was 2 for 3 with his ninth and 10th homers of the season in Pittsburgh's 5-2 win at Milwaukee on Saturday.
Analysis: Alvarez has five hits in his last six games, four of which were home runs.
|May 18 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 CST2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Alvarez went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 5-4 walkoff win over Houston.
Analysis: While Alvarez should continue to be a useful source of power, his .197 average makes him a less-than-ideal fantasy option.
|May 13 11:53 AM PT12:53 PM MT1:53 PM CT2:53 PM ET14:53 ET18:53 GMT2:53 CST11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST2:23 PM VEN22:53 UAE1:53 PM CT-Alvarez hit an RBI single against New York's overworked bullpen, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Mets 3-2 Sunday for a series win.
Analysis: Alvarez has two hits in three straight games and his double in the second inning was his first extra-base hit this season that wasn't a home run.
|May 10 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 CST2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Alvarez was 2 for 3 with his sixth home run in Pittsburgh's 3-2 loss to the Mets on Thursday.
Analysis: Six of Alvarez's 20 hits have been home runs while the rest were singles.
|Apr. 25 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 CST1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Alvarez went 2 for 4 and homered for the second straight game in a 5-3 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Alvarez has batted 7 for 19 (.368) with four homers and six RBIs over his last six games.