Rod Barajas

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Bucs Drop Reds, 4-1

James McDonald scattered five hits over eight shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 on Monday to climb back to .500. Pedro Alvarez, Rod Barajas and Neil Walker all had two hits apiece and knocked in a run for the Pirates, who have won a season-high four straight to improve to 24-24.


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Pirates Beat Cubs, 1-0

Pedro Alvarez scored on an unconventional slide in the second inning for the game’s only run and turned in a couple of defensive gems to help the Pirates to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.


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McDonald, Long Ball Carry Pirates To 5-3 Win

(93-7 The FAN) — James McDonald struck out 11 batters and Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs Thursday night to lead the Pirates to a 5-3 win against the Washington Nationals.

93-7 The Fan–05/17/2012

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Pirates Beat Marlins, 3-2, Win Third In A Row

(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starting pitcher Brad Lincoln gave the Pirates a solid spot start when they needed it most Monday at Miami.

93-7 The Fan–05/14/2012

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Pirates Blanked By Astros, 1-0

(93-7 The FAN) — The Pirates lost to Houston, 1-0, Friday night, managing just four hits.

93-7 The Fan–05/11/2012

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Bucs: Could Barajas Walk-Off Be The Spark The Pirates Need?

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Call me the eternal optimist, but Tuesday night’s walk-off victory for the Pirates is the type of win that can vault a team on a hot streak.

93-7 The Fan–05/09/2012

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Bob Walk Analyzes Barajas’ 2-Run Homer, Bucs Victory

ROOT Sports baseball analyst Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show Wednesday.

93-7 The Fan–05/09/2012

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Bucs: Post-Game Reaction, Pirates Beat Nationals

After the game, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, closer Joel Hanrahan, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett and Barajas spoke with the media. Here’s what each of them had to say.

93-7 The Fan–05/08/2012

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Barajas Homer Wins Game For Pirates, 5-4

Rod Barajas smacked a two-run homer of his own to left field with two outs in the ninth inning for a 5-4 Pirates win.

93-7 The Fan–05/08/2012

A.J. Burnett

Pirates Blown Out By Cardinals, 12-3

Entering Wednesday night’s game at St. Louis with a 1.38 ERA, Burnett allowed 12 runs in 2 2/3 innings. The Pirates lost, 12-3.

93-7 The Fan–05/02/2012

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Pirates Lose To Rays, 8-6

(93-7 The FAN) — Tampa Bay scored three runs in the eighth inning to earn an 8-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday afternoon in Spring Training action.

93-7 The Fan–03/22/2012

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Pirates’ Rod Barajas Ready For Season

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to new Pirates’ catcher Rod Barajas live in Bradenton, FLA.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/22/2012

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New Catcher Rod Barajas Looks To Aid Pirates’ Pitching Staff

This offseason, the Pirates signed former Dodgers catcher, Rod Barajas for the 2012 season. Barajas played 98 games for the Dodgers last season with a batting average of .287 and 16 home runs.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2012

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Pirates Lose To Phillies, 5-4

(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starter James McDonald avoided damage and allowed just one run in three innings Thursday in a 5-4 loss in 10 innings.

93-7 The Fan–03/09/2012

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Pirates Lose To Blue Jays, 8-5

(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starting pitcher Erik Bedard allowed two runs and two walks in two innings Sunday as the Pirates lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-5, in spring training action.

93-7 The Fan–03/05/2012