Tonight might have been the final start for A.J. Burnett with the Pirates. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Tonight may have been the final start for A.J. Burnett in a Pirates uniform.

There's the chance that he could pitch in the playoffs, but that can only happen if the Pirates win the Wild Card game against the Reds on Tuesday.

There's a chance he could return next year, but that's not a guarantee.

If this was the final start for Burnett, then he went out with a bang. He absolutely dominated the Reds, putting the Pirates up 1-0 in a huge series that will have big implications on the Wild Card game next week. That's pretty much what you want an ace to do. Francisco Liriano might be the ace of the staff this year, but ever since he was acquired, Burnett has been the leader of the p...

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