PITTSBURGH, PA -- Not since Dock Ellis in 1974 has a Pittsburgh starting pitcher won more than six straight starts (Ellis won eight). But on Friday night in front of a sell out crowd at PNC Park, A.J. Burnett put himself in with pretty good company by winning his seventh straight in the Pirates 4-1 victory over Detroit.
"As long as we are winning out there, it’s all good," Burnett said. "It’s not about me out there. It’s about passing the baton from what J-Mac did and our starters have been doing."
Burnett was impressive on the mound for the Pirates. He tossed six scoreless innings while striking out four Tigers. The right-hander didn't give up his first hit until two outs in the fourth. The only jam that Burnett worked himself into came in his final inning in the sixth. A leadoff si...
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