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Nationals Vs. Pirates Final Score: Rod Barajas Walk-Off Homer Wins It For Bucs, 5-4

The Pittsburgh Pirates were all tied up at 2-2 mid-way through the game with the Washington Nationals, but Buccos second baseman Neil Walker broke up the tie with a sacrifice single in the eighth inning. One the Nationals went to their bullpen, the Pirates were able to pick up some hits including a clutch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The Bucs gave up the lead in the top of the ninth inning as Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run to center field off Joel Hanrahan, scoring both he and Ryan Zimmerman to give the Nationals a one run lead. The Pirates were able to rally, though, as catcher Rod Barajas hit a walk-off two-run homerun to win the game 5-4 for the Bucs. The homer gave Barajas his first two RBIs in what had previously been a terrible season for him so far.

Tony Watson picks up his second win of the season as A.J. Burnett, who struck out 10, went eight innings for a no decision.

Check out Bucs Dugout's latest podcast, which previews the Nationals series. For more on the Nats, head over to Federal Baseball.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.