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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Russell Valenzuela graduated from UC Irvine and previously wrote for Dodgers Nation. As a Dodger fan since childhood, he follows and tracks statistics for a variety of sports.

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  1. Mike

    The Dodgers are a tremendously over paid as a whole not to mention age is catching up in several areas. Beckett,Haren,Ramirez and Uribe just to name a few.
    They need to hold on to those young minor league players. Bring Joc into play CF or left bring up the young SS and put him @ 3rd and get two young high velocity pitchers to round out back half of rotation. Put Beckett and possibly Haren in the Bullpen. Get rid of Crawford and Kemp or Either!!

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