TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A.J. Burnett threw three perfect innings in his second spring training start and a New York Yankees split-squad beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 on Monday.
Last year was marked by a lack of control on and off the field for Burnett. The right-hander cut both hands smacking a clubhouse door out of frustration, came to work with a mysterious black eye and went 10-15 with a 5.26 ERA.READ MORE: Attorney General Letitia James Says Investigation Finds Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Violated State And Federal Law
Burnett allowed two hits over two scoreless innings last Wednesday against Houston. On Monday, he had one strikeout — Ryan Howard swinging in the second — during a 45-pitch outing that included 30 strikes.READ MORE: NYC To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Fitness And Entertainment
Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer and Curtis Granderson also connected against Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt, who yielded five runs in 2 2-3 innings.MORE NEWS: TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Under Investigation For Sexual Harassment Allegations, Nursing Home Deaths
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