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On this day 7 years ago, A.J. Burnett spun a World Series gem

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On this day seven years ago, maligned Yankees starter A.J. Burnett emerged victorious in his finest performance in pinstripes. With his team trailing the 2009 World Series after losing the opener, A.J. twirled seven innings of four-hit, one-run ball, baffling the Phillies with nine strikeouts. Mariano Rivera finished the 3-1 victory with a two-inning save, and the World Series was tied. A.J.'s contract might have been frustrating, but this crucial performance made it all worth it. Thanks again, A.J.