Oct 4 7:00p
Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI against the Cardinals on Friday.
There's been talk of switching him and Justin Morneau in the batting order. Right now, Alvarez is hitting either fifth or sixth -- depending on whether opponents throw a righty or lefty -- with Morneau batting cleanup. As it stands, it's doubtful manager Clint Hurdle makes that switch. Alvarez finished the regular season with the lowest contact rate (66.1 percent) of any qualified batter in the National League.