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article imageA.J. Burnett Pitches well in Spring Training as the Yankes win.

By Baker Helton     Mar 28, 2010 in Sports
Lakeland - The New York Yankees (10-13) beat the Detroit Tigers (14-10-1) 2-1 on a warm day in Lakeland, Flordia. A.J. Burnett showed his ace stuff giving up one earned run in 6 and 2/3 innings.
A.J. Burnett made a quality spring training start only giving up one earned run. The one run that Burnett did give up was to former teammate Johnny Damon who scored from second off of a Magglio Ordonez single with two outs in the third inning. Damon had doubled to get on base. Damon was signed by the Tigers as a free agent on February 22, 2010, signing a one year eight million dollar deal. Damon batted .282 as the Yankees center fielder in 2009.
Burnett looked great after the third striking out two and walking three in 6 and 2/3.
Joba Chamberlain got his first save of spring training by pitching the 9th inning giving up two hits and striking out one.
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Chamberlain is going to stay in the bullpen according to pitching coach Dave Eliand." We will not bring [Joba Chamberlain] out of the bullpen to start this year," said Eliand. "We feel like he can be a good starter. We feel like he can be a great reliever."
The Tigers and Yankees game on Sunday was canceled due to rain.
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