Kennedy takes 1-hitter into 7th still loses

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy works against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 17, 2014, in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ian Kennedy probably deserved a better outcome. Still, he knows he’s on the right course.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Hamilton, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

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McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers

Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison (5) rounds third to greetings from coach Nick Leyva (16) after hitting a two-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Rob Wooten during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.

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Franklin Morales helps Rockies beat Padres 3-1

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Franklin Morales works against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 17, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies got another unexpected outing from a starting pitcher who had been relegated to the bullpen.

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Dodgers’ Puig focuses on baseball despite issues

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig catches a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.

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