Burnett shuts down the Orioles

By chrisemma


[picappgallerysingle id=”8613492″]The Yankees bats didn’t even need to show up, because Yankees starter A.J. Burnett gave the Bombers everything they needed.  Burnett pitched eight shut out innings, and helped the Yankees beat the Orioles 4-0. 

Burnett went eight innings, while only surrendering three hits, and did not allow a run to the struggling Orioles.  Closer Mariano Rivera shut the O’s down in the ninth inning.

 The Yankees offense scored four times in four different innings. 

Alex Rodriguez hit a first inning sac-fly.  The second run came in the fourth inning on a Robinson Cano home run.  Marcus Thames hit an rbi double in the 6th inning, to make the lead 3-0.  And Robinson Cano hit his second home run of the game in the eight inning.

The Yankees offense had 11 hits in the win, and all but three playesr had a hit.  Cano led the way with three hits, including his two home runs.

Regardless of the offense, the game was all about the pitching.  The Orioles had only five baserunners in the entire game. 

With the win, A.J. Burnett moves his record to 3-0 on the season, and his ERA is down to 2.43. 

The Yankees leave Baltimore after taking two out of three from the Orioles, who picked up their 18th loss of the young season.

The Bronx Bombers travel back home, where they will welcome the Chicago White Sox to town.  Andy Pettitte (3-0, 1.29 ERA) will face the Sox Freddy Garcia (0-2, 5.82).

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