When he’s been good, A.J. Burnett has been outstanding. He’s made seven starts without allowing an earned run this season, the most in the American League, and he did it again tonight in an 8-0 win against Cleveland. Behind him, the Yankees scored all eight runs in the first four innings. Five of those runs were scored by the bottom third of the order. Alex Rodriguez played his part with two hits and an RBI, but he made the last out in two of the first three innings and — obviously — did not hit home run No. 600.
Associated Press photo of Curtis Granderson’s slide in the first inning