The Yankees beat the Rangers in the 1996, 1998 and 1999 Division Series, winning nine of 10 games. The Core Four were in the dugout for each of those series.

A.J. Burnett AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

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STARTING PITCHER

WT: 230 lbs. HT: 6-4
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: January 3, 1977
BIRTH PLACE: North Little Rock, AR

AJ Burnett struggled for the second straight year with the Yankees, going .500 on the season ... There was constant debate as to whether he would even make the Yankees postseason roster, let alone start a game ... He lost his only postseason start last year in the ALCS vs. the Rangers ... Is 1-2 with the Yankees in the postseason

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SPLITS G IP BB SO W L WHIP ERA
Career 435 2731.1 1100 2513 164 157 1.323.99