Jones’ 3-run home run lifts Pirates over Mets
Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer – a call that was correctly overturned by baseball’s beleaguered umpires – and Wandy Rodriguez pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Jones doubled twice and leadoff man Starling Marte also had three hits for the Pirates, who improved to 4-13 at Citi Field. Pittsburgh had lost four of five overall, including the opener of this four-game series Thursday.
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