The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates faced each other in a rubber match Wednesday night, and the Pirates jumped to an early lead. Hoping to settle down after allowing five runs in the first two innings, Dan Haren was aided by his shortstop Miguel Rojas to begin the third inning.
Russell Martin stepped to the plate for the Pirates hoping to continue their impressive start. With the count 2-1, Martin hit a grounder that almost made for a single had it not been for Rojas’ diving backhanded stop.
After getting the ball, Rojas quickly threw it over to first where Adrian Gonzalez made a good pick himself. Haren looked to find his footing after the play and retired the rest of the side in the third and took the Pirates down in order in the fourth.
With Hanley Ramirez continuing to be bothered with injuries, Rojas has filled in and provided some strong defense for the Dodgers.
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