Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Burnett Takes No-No Into 7th; Volstad Solid for Marlins
Players of the Day for Tuesday, April 14, 2009 American League A.J. Burnett (2-0) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in New York's 7-2 victory at Tampa Bay. Burnett eventually allowed a pair of runs by the Rays in the 7th, briefly tying the game, but the Yankees rallied for a run in the top of the 8th, after which Burnett finished off the inning with a 3-2 lead. when the Yankees scored four more in the 9th, Burnett was relieved for the bottom of the inning. Brian Bruney came on to strike out the side, completing the win. Burnett finished with 8 innings of work, allowing 3 hits and 2 earned runs with 9 strikeouts. The win evened the series at a game apiece with the rubber to be played Wednesday night. National League The Florida Marlins improved to 6-1 - the best record in the majors - as Chris Volstad delivered a strong seven-inning outing, allowing just 3 hits and one earned run in Florida's 5-1 win over Atlanta. Volstad struck out 4 and issued two walks, with the only run against him coming via a 4th inning Kelly Johnson solo homer. The second year starter upped his record to 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA.