A.J. Burnett throws simulated game

Updated: October 14, 2010, 8:35 AM ET
By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett said he "took a big step forward" during an 80-pitch outing on Wednesday in a simulation game at Yankee Stadium.

Burnett's pitches were mostly sharp as he prepares for a Game 4 start in the American League Championship Series. But he hit two batters and threw a wild pitch in his first outing against live hitters since an Oct. 2 start against the Boston Red Sox.

Burnett's first pitch on Wednesday, with Greg Golson in the box, went over catcher ...

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