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Jones gives Bucs chance to believe for a day

Today is a day to remember.

A quick scan of the National League Central Division standings has the Pittsburgh Pirates in first place.

There's no game today, so the perfect record will stay -- for now.

But it won't last forever. A spot in first place won't, either.

And a winning record? Nah. This team's not gonna do that.

But for one day at least, the Pirates are in first place, thanks largely in part to Garrett Jones' two home runs.

Jones smacked a tying two-run shot that bounced into the Allegheny and later hit one that had just enough on it to float into the left-field stands.

The home runs turned around the game. The Pirates went from trailing 2-0 and ended up winning 11-5.

How good of a day was it? The Post-Gazette's Ron Cook went from predicting a 59-win season on Saturday to comparing Jones to Albert Pujols after the win.

I know the Bucs are perfect, but let's not get carried away.

It's just one game, and Jones isn't going to hit two home runs every game. He's not even going to get a hit in each game.

But it was something to behold, something to remember.

At least for one day, it was good to be a Pirates fan.


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