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A.J. Burnett

Pirates head into offseason after another October stumble

The man who symbolized the Pittsburgh Pirates' resurgence offered one final bit of advice before hopping onto his custom-made, Batman-inspired ride and zooming off into retirement. "Win the division," A.J. Burnett said in the quiet clubhouse Wednesday night after another postseason ended nine innings after it began. "No more wild-card junk." Fabulous idea. It's the execution part that is going to be tricky. The Pirates have the second-best record in the majors over the last three years, bedrock proof their turnaround is not only legit but sustainable. All those wins — 280 and counting — haven't translated into a deep October run. The latest...