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Rangers Vs. Yankees, ALCS Game 4: A.J. Burnett Excellent In First Inning

Given all the nervousness coming in, A.J. Burnett and the Yankees could not have asked for a better start. Fresh from a long rest and amped up by a very vocal and supportive crowd, Burnett got ahead of Elvis Andrus before getting a fly out. He then froze Michael Young with an 0-2 changeup, and to close out the inning, Josh Hamilton hit a weak tapper to second base.

Burnett threw nine pitches in a perfect first, with eight strikes. He looked very much in control. The only question now is how long this will last.