Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Ross Ohlendorf pitched seven strong innings and even added a three-run homer, as the Pirates took down the Dodgers, 6-2, in the opener of a four-game series. Ohlendorf (1-2) scattered four hits and two runs and took Dana Eveland deep in the seventh for his first career round-tripper.
Brandon Wood, Ryan Ludwick and Ryan Doumit each chipped in two hits and an RBI for Pittsburgh, which had lost five of six coming in. Eveland (2-1) was charged with four runs on eight hits over five frames in the loss, Los Angeles' fourth in five games.
Federowicz was acquired along with pitchers Stephen Fife and Juan Rodriguez from the Boston Red Sox on July 31 for outfielder Trayvon Robinson, in an exchange of minor leaguers. Robinson was then flipped to the Seattle Mariners, and he has hit .242/.290/.414 with 11 doubles and two home runs in 32 games.
Described as a defense-first catcher, Federowicz hit .277/.338/.407 in Double A Portland, then was promoted to Triple A Albuquerque after joining the Dodgers. Federowicz hit .325/.431/.627 with six home runs in 25 games in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, though he hit just .231/.333/.385 on the road while in Triple A.
Federowicz, who turned 24 on August 5, made his major league debut on Sunday in San Francisco, catching one inning and struck out in his only plate appearance. Here are Thursday's starting lineups:
Presley LF d’Arnaud SS McCutchen CF Lee 1B Doumit C Walker 2B Ludwick RF Wood 3B Ohlendorf P
Gordon SS Sellers 2B Kemp CF Rivera RF Loney 1B Sands LF Mitchell 3B Federowicz C Eveland P