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A.J. OK in first spring start

A.J, Burnett gave up two hits but threw two scoreless innings against the Astros in his first exhibition start.

``I know the cameras are on me, the spotlight is on me to turn it around,'' Burnett said on YES before his outing.  ``I plan on turning it around. I'm not going to have the same season I had last year [10-15]. It's impossible. You know, I could throw every pitch down the middle and  I'm not going to have the season I had last year.''

Burnett did have to pitch out of trouble in the second inning after allowing consecutive singles to Jason Michaels and Bill Hall to give the Astros runners on first and second with none out.

But Brett Wallace hit into a double play and J.R. Towles grounded out to end the  inning.

The Yankees won, 6-5, by scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

 

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