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Burnett, Yankees not so bad after all

For a night at least, rumors of their demise appear to have been somewhat exaggerated

Updated: September 2, 2011, 12:01 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- It is tough to decide which is more unlikely: that A.J. Burnett could be "fixed" in four days or that the Yankees could wipe out 11 exercises in futility on one exceptional night.

And yet, let us imagine that both of those events occurred Thursday night at Fenway Park. (I realize this will take some suspension of disbelief, but humor me for a few minutes.)

This much we know as fact: Burnett, after getting crushed in his previous two starts against the lowly Minnesota ...

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