Cruz, McCutchen back Jones’ strong start; Pirates snap losing streak with win over Brewers

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Oneil Cruz and Andrew McCutchen made sure Jared Jones was rewarded for another spectacular outing.

Cruz collected three hits and drove in a pair while McCutchen hit a leadoff homer as part of a three-hit performance in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park on Monday night. The win put an end to the Pirates’ six-game losing streak.

Jones (2-2) allowed a solo home run to Rhys Hoskins to open the fifth inning but kept the Brewers in check outside of that.

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