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Phillies-Yankees: A.J. Burnett Outduels Pedro Martinez, Yankees Even Series

much for this being an offensive World Series. For the second night in a row we saw a pitcher’s duel in the Bronx. Last night A.J. Burnett out-dueled Pedro Martinez as the New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 to even their best-of-seven series at one game a piece. What you saw last night was two pitchers going about getting hitters out in two completely different ways, but getting the same result.

Burnett overpowered the Phillies lineup with a mid-90’s fastball and a power curve all night. Martinez used an array of off-speed pitches to keep the Yankee hitters off balance all night.

But last night proved that no matter how hard you throw, whether you throw 95 mph or 85 mph, pitching is all about first-pitch strikes and location. ...

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