A.J. Burnett gets some redemption

Much-maligned righty gets huge win as the Yankees keep their season alive

Originally Published: October 4, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- A.J. Burnett is about as popular in New York as a sanitation workers' strike, but he's gifted with an ability to unite the populace in a sense of shared panic and despair. As Burnett prepared to start Game 4 of the American League Division Series, nervous fans clogged the radio talk show lines, holding the equivalent of a public prayer vigil for the double-figure offensive output the New York Yankees ostensibly needed to beat the Detroit Tigers.

Maybe it's bravado, obliviousness ...

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