Pirates Vs. Dodgers: Ross Ohlendorf's Three-Run Homer Leads Bucs

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Pitcher Ross Ohlendorf #49 of the Pittsburgh Pirates smiles in the dugout after his three run homerun for a 4-1 lead during the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Ross Ohlendorf's first career home run was the unlikely catalyst of the Pirates' 6-2 win over the Dodgers Thursday.

Ross Ohlendorf hit an opposite-field three-run bomb, the first homer of his career, to lead the Pirates to a 6-2 victory over the Dodgers Thursday night.

His pitching wasn't bad, either. But first, the homer - Ohlendorf isn't a particularly good hitter for a pitcher, so his home run was truly strange to see. He hit a fly ball to right field that kept carrying, and he was visibly amused as he crossed home plate and walked back to the dugout.

Ohlendorf struck out six while allowing two runs. 

Dodgers starter Dana Eveland, the former Pirate who beat his old team earlier this season, allowed four runs in taking the loss. The Dodgers had six hits and struck out eight times. Russ Mitchell hit a solo home run in the fifth.

The Pirates moved to 68-82 with the win.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

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