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3: Runs batted in by Pedro Alvarez in the first three innings on Monday, matching the total of RBIs he had through March 22 last spring.

"We've already told him he will be going to Indianapolis. He knows where he is and knows what he needs to continue to work on. We're looking to him to be our frontline guy in the not-too-distant future." -- Hurdle, on plans for catcher Tony Sanchez, short- and long-range.

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