Tigers vs. Yankees: It's All Right! A.J.'s Out Of That Jam!

In the previous update, we told you that Victor Martinez had taken A.J. Burnett deep with a solo shot in the fourth, and that Burnett also allowed a double to Jhonny Peralta. But the Tigers couldn't cash in the potential tying run, as Alex Avila struck out looking at a curve over the outer edge, and then Wilson Betemit struck out swinging at a curve in the dirt. So this thing's still 2-1 New York as we head to the fifth.

Burnett was very ugly in the bottom of the first, narrowly avoiding a catastrophe. Overall, though, he's allowed just the one run in four innings, and his breaking ball's looking sharp. The Yankees bullpen was stirring again in the fourth and Burnett's up to 61 pitches, but as long as he survives the fifth, Joe Girardi will have little about which to complain.

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