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A.J. Burnett was right (only) choice

Erratic righty in non-elimination game is better idea than ace Sabathia on short rest

Updated: October 19, 2010, 2:23 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Joe Girardi and staff made the right call on Sunday when they chose to stick with their rotation for the remainder of the American League Championship Series.

That means sticking with A.J. Burnett on Tuesday in Game 4 and CC Sabathia making his final appearance in the series Wednesday in Game 5.

It is the right call because, frankly, it is the only call.

"We believe in A.J." Girardi said. "I know it's been a tough year for him at times. But we believe in ...

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