A.J. Burnett (9-11, 5.31), his rotation spot perhaps in jeopardy after allowing seven earned runs or more in three of his last five starts, said he's not adding extra pressure to his start Thursday night.
"It's not bigger than the '09 World Series," said Burnett, who pitched well in a critical Game 2 victory that year. "I've been down this road before . . . I can definitely take this opportunity to change some minds for sure."