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Burnett emerging as a hero for Yankees

The veteran righty pitched well in defeat on Monday, and has had an outstanding April

Updated: April 26, 2011, 12:55 AM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A.J. Burnett should be 5-0.

Instead, Burnett picked up his first loss of the season on Monday night. It wasn't his fault -- at all.

For sure, Burnett hasn't been perfect in 2011. But he has been exactly what the New York Yankees needed him to be this season: rock solid.

Burnett easily could have been on the winning side of the Yankees' game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. Instead, some guy named Philip Humber no-hit the Yankees through ...

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