Yankees-Rays: AJ Burnett was Dealing

Gary MarcheseAnalyst IApril 15, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 04:  A.J. Burnett #34 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Chicago Cubs during their game on April 4, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

AJ Burnett, for the second time in as many starts, picked up Chien-Ming Wang by getting a win.

Burnett was just simply dominating. He had a no-hitter through six and then hit a hiccup in th seventh when he gave up three straight singles and a sac fly to tie the game at two.

The Yankees gave him back the lead three to two right away and he came back out and finished with a one-two-three eight inning. He had one walk and nine strikeouts with those three hits and two runs he gave up.

Brian Bruney came in for the ninth and was as dominant as I ever saw him, striking out the side.

Brett Gardner had a good game driving a couple of balls and getting a big RBI double in the eighth inning. He ended up with three hits.

Nick Swisher hit a home run after taking a ball near his head and also had a double.

Derek Jeter had three hits and three RBI, Mark Teixera had a sac fly, and Robinson Cano, Xavier Nady, and Melky Cabrera each had a hit.

There was breaking news after the game coming from Peter Abraham on his lohud Yankees blog http://yankees.lhblogs.com—Xavier Nady had sharp pain in his elbow and will have a MRI tomorrow.

The Yankees will go for the series win tomorrow with Andy Pettitte facing Andy Sonnastine at 4:00PM tomorrow. They also will go for the winning roadtrip before the home opener on Thursday.

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