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AJ. Burnett, Jorge Posada Will Be Key to New York Yankees’ Success

I write this, the Yankees are beating the Tigers in Detroit, 2-1 in the fifth inning. 

A.J. Burnett has continued to pitch well this year, and this game is something of a microcosm of his season. 

He's somehow managed to surrender a run without giving up a hit, or—and this is the real surprise in Burnett's case—a walk. (EDIT: There goes the no-no: Single to right by Ramon Santiago to start the sixth.) If they manage to win this game they'll rise to 18-11, tops in the AL East and second only to the upstart Cleveland Indians in the American League overall.

But how are they doing it? How is this team, without Andy Pettitte, with three terrible outings from Phil Hughes and now possibly two months without their ...

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