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ALCS Game 4 Discussion: Starting A.J. Burnett Tonight

style="text-align: justify;">Tonight is a very big game for the Yankees. I don’t like to throw around the cliche that it is a must-win game until it actually becomes a must-win, but tonight is pretty close.

If the Yankees lose tonight they go down in the series 3-1 and would have to win three games in a row, including two in Texas and one against Cliff Lee to move on to the World Series. So while the Yankees could technically lose tonight and win the series, it would drastically decrease their odds of doing so.

Taking the mound tonight is A.J. Burnett. The Yankees feel that they are being forced into using Burnett because they don’t want to force their other pitchers ...

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