A.J. Burnett did it again. Against a weak-hitting Orioles lineup, the Yankees theoretical No. 2 starter gave up nine runs through five innings and left the Yankees with a 12-5 loss that will have to linger. The Yankees won’t attempt to play again until Sunday now that Saturday’s doubleheader has been postponed because of Hurricane Irene. The Yankees, of course, are still trying to weather the storm of Burnett, who has a higher ERA than he had last season. In the second inning, he gave up six consecutive extra-base hits. The Yankees never came close to getting back in the game, despite home runs by Nick Swisher, Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada.
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