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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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This Date In Baseball

1899 — John McGraw, only 26, made his managerial debut with the Orioles. He led them to a 5-3 victory over the New York Giants, a team he later managed for more than 30 years.

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This Date In Baseball

1892 — In the first Sunday game in National League history, Cincinnati defeated St. Louis 5-1.

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Real season just beginning for Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collides with Detroit Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser (65) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The statistics are gaudy.

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A look at 10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Boston, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries:

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