A.J. Burnett’s bad month of June reached a new low this afternoon. For the first time in more than a year, Burnett failed to get a single out in the fourth inning. He pitched three-plus innings, walked a season-high six batters and took his fifth straight loss, 9-4, against the Dodgers. Burnett has not pitched more than four innings in any of his past three starts, but his was the first time since June 9 of last year that he failed to get more than nine outs. On the bright side, Mark Teixeira hit his third home run in the past seven games and extended his hitting streak to seven games.
Associated Press photo of Francisco Cervelli tagging out Matt Kemp on a play at the plate.