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A.J.'s win was a long time coming

Much has happened between Burnett's last two August wins -- three years, for starters

Updated: August 16, 2011, 8:28 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The last time A.J. Burnett won a ballgame, Barack Obama was president, Justin Bieber was a big star and gas was around $4 a gallon. In other words, it wasn't that long ago in the overall scheme of things. But in the context of a baseball season, going six weeks between wins for a starting pitcher, especially a team's nominal No. 2, is the equivalent of wandering through the desert for 40 years.

The last time anyone was able to write the following sentence -- "A.J. ...

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