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Pirates acquire Justin Morneau

Updated: September 1, 2013, 12:38 PM ET
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PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are all-in as they chase the franchise's first playoff appearance in 21 years.

So is Justin Morneau.

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

"We felt that this move gives us a better chance to play in October, a better chance to win the division, a better chance to advance in ...

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