Yankees Win 5th In A Row

Burnett bounces back, Yankees win 5th in a row

By RICK FREEMAN

AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – A.J. Burnett bounced back from an awful August

by pitching six effective innings and the New York Yankees beat the

Oakland Athletics 4-3 Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

The Yankees held their one-game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL

East. They'll go for a four-game sweep Thursday with CC Sabathia on

the mound.

Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a two-run homer for Oakland and Brett

Anderson only allowed one earned run, but the A's fell to 1-8

against New York this season.

Burnett (10-12) went 0-4 in five starts since his last win, July

28 at Cleveland. He came off a particularly rough outing in which

he lasted 3 1-3 innings and tied a season high with eight earned

runs, leaving him with a 7.80 ERA in August.

 

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