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Alvarez, Martin homer off Workman and boost Pirates over Red Sox 7-6

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez  waits his turn to hit during batting practice before  an exhibition spring training baseball game  against the Boston Red Sox in Bradenton, Fla., Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez waits his turn to hit during batting practice before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Bradenton, Fla., Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits during batting practice before  an exhibition spring training baseball game  against the Boston Red Sox in Bradenton, Fla., Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits during batting practice before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Bradenton, Fla., Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits during batting practice before  an exhibition spring training baseball game  against the Boston Red Sox in Bradenton, Fla., Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits during batting practice before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Bradenton, Fla., Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit two-run homers off Brandon Workman, who started in place of injured Jake Peavy, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 Monday.

Pittsburgh leadoff batter Starling Marte reached on an infield single in the first that stopped an 0-for-9 start, and Alvarez homered to right off Brandon Workman with two outs. Marte singled in the third and Martin followed with a drive to left, his second homer in two days.

Workman gave up five runs and five hits in 2 1-3 innings in place of Peavy, the right-hander who accidentally cut his left index finger with a fishing knife last weekend.

Pirates starter Francisco Liriano strick out three and walked one in two hitless innings.

Mike Carp, trying to win a bench job with the Red Sox, hit a two-run homer against Bryan Morris in the eighth.