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Brad Pitt to be featured in opening segment of MLB All-Star game

Brad Pitt waves to photographers during a media event to promote "Moneyball" in Cancun, Mexico, July 11, 2011. AP

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Before the players hit the field for Major League Baseball's All-Star game, sports fans will get to hear another all-star in action: Brad Pitt.

The Oscar-nominated actor is narrating an opening segment of the 82nd All-Star Game, airing Tuesday night on Fox.

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MLB says in a statement that Pitt and the segment will "celebrate Major League Baseball All-Stars past and present, showing fans what it means to be the best."

The 47-year-old stars as former baseball player and current Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane in the upcoming film "Moneyball," due out in September.

Fox Sports says Justin Timberlake will be interviewed during the All-Star game.

The game is being held at the Chase Field in Phoenix. It airs at 8 p.m. EDT.

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