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Home runs hinder Jones in otherwise strong start; Pirates stifled in loss to Phillies

This article originally appeared on pittsburghbaseballnow.com.

Jared Jones once again did some really impressive things on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he surrendered a pair of home runs for the second-straight start.

While the Philadelphia Phillies hit a trio of home runs as a team, the Pirates’ bats fell flat in their 5-1 loss at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night.

Two pitches into Jones’ outing, the Phillies (7-6) had runners on first and second as Kyle Schwarber and Trea Turner each recorded first-pitch singles. Jones was able to get out of the early jam by getting Bryce Harper to bounce into a double play and J.T. Realmuto to line out.

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