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Pittsburgh Pirates' Justin Morneau, left, talks with Pirates hitting coach Jay Bell in the dugout during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh Saturday. Morneau was acquired from the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Twins trade Morneau to Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are all-in as they chase the franchise's first playoff appearance in 21 years.

Pittsburgh traded for longtime Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau on Saturday, hoping the four-time All Star can give the Pirates' middling offense a jolt heading into the final month of the season.


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