A.J. Burnett was awful again Friday night for the New York Yankees, surrendering nine runs over five innings in a 12-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
The nine runs allowed matched a career-worst for Burnett (9-11). He finished August with an 11.91 ERA over five starts, allowing 30 earned runs in 22 2/3 innings. He surrendered six home runs and 44 hits. Further, Burnett has just one victory since June.
The right-hander has given up at least seven runs in four outings this season -- three of which came in August.
"It's really just location at this point," said Yankees catcher. "He'll make a couple good pitches with his fastball, and the next one will be belt-high. Guys at this level, they don't miss it."
Burnett, in the third year of a five-tear, $82.5 million dollar contract, now has a 5.31 ERA for the season. In 2010 he went 10-15 with a 5.26 ERA.
Saturday's scheduled doubleheader between the Orioles and Yankees has been postponed because of bad weather expected to occur as Hurricane Irene makes its way up the East Coast. The afternoon game will be played September 8 at a time to be determined, while the night contest has been bumped back to Sunday, creating another doubleheader.
-- Sports Network contributed to this report
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|WP: Tommy Hunter (3 - 2)
LP: A.J. Burnett (9 - 11)