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Burden on bats -- not A.J. -- in Game 4

Not much is expected of Burnett, which means it's on A-Rod, et al., to save the season

Updated: October 4, 2011, 11:33 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- The Yankees have played 165 times so far this season, and finally, on Tuesday, they face their first, and perhaps only, must-win game.

And A.J. Burnett must win it.

That is not nearly as dire as it sounds.

And it's not even entirely accurate.

Because as frightening as it might appear to have a playoff series, and in fact an entire season, come down to the right arm of a man who less than a week ago was deemed unfit by his manager to start any of the games of ...

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