Ross Ohlendorf made the case for the rotation in 2012 (there will be a lot to sort through Spring Training) with a fantastic seven inning effort. The Pirates batted around in a four run second with Ohlendorf poking his first homer and accounting for three of the tallies.

It looked troublesome early on for Ohlendorf. Los Angeles was up 1-0 after their first two hitters came to the plate. Dee Gordon singled and swiped second. A ground rule double from Justin Sellers brought him in. But Ohlendorf retired Matt Kemp, Juan Rivera and James Loney without another scratch.

The Bucs did a bunch of two out damage in the top of the second off of Dana Eveland. Ryan Doumit singled with one out. With two outs Ryan Ludwick doubled him to third. Brandon Wood lined a single into left field to sco...

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