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Pirates Preview: Rookie Jared Jones Gets Start Seeking Series Win



Jared Jones, Pittsburgh Pirates

After losing on a walk-off on Friday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates won 4-3 in extra-innings over the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on Saturday.

Bryan Reynolds put the Pirates ahead in the 10th with a two-run homer and was followed by Ke’Bryan Hayes’ first long ball of the year, which proved to be a crucial insurance run in the one-run victory.

Rookie sensation Jared Jones will start for the Pirates (14-14) against the Giants (13-15) as the Bucs look for a series win on Sunday.

First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 ET and the game will be aired on SportsNet Pittsburgh.


Clear skies and low-60s temperatures with winds blowing WNW at 20+ mph.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Will Send Out Jared Jones (2-2, 2.79 ERA)

In a string of successful starts to open his major-league career, Jones’ last was arguably his most important.

The 22-year-old held the Brewers to one run in six innings pitched and helped put an end to the Pirates’ six-game losing streak.

Jones leads rookies with 39 strikeouts and ranks eighth in baseball amongst all qualified pitchers. His 2.72 ERA ranks seventh amongst qualified rookies.

This will be his first-career start against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants Will Send Out RHP Keaton Winn (2-3, 3.54 ERA)

Winn is off to a nice start on the young season and has pitched particularly good of late.

Over his last three outings, the right-hander is 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA and has struck out 16 batters in 17 innings pitched. He’s allowed one run over six innings in each of his last two starts.

Winn has struggled in his career pitching at Oracle Park. In seven appearances at home, he has a 5.35 ERA.

He’s never faced the Pirates.

Giants Hitters vs. Jones

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Pirates Hitters vs. Winn

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  • Home runs in consecutive plate appearances from Bryan Reynolds and Ke’Bryan Hayes gave the Pirates their first back-to-back home runs of the year.
  • The Pirates improved to 4-0 in extra innings games this season.
  • David Bednar has allowed three home runs and has been charged with 13 earned runs in 10 innings pitched this season. He allowed three home runs and was charged with 15 earned runs in 67.1 innings last season.


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