Spring Training: Phils fall to Yankees, 7-1

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Oswalt winds up in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Monday, March 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

March 7, 2011 1:18:25 PM PST
A.J. Burnett threw three perfect innings in his second spring training start and a New York Yankees split-squad beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 on Monday.

Last year was marked by a lack of control on and off the field for Burnett. The right-hander cut both hands smacking a clubhouse door out of frustration, came to work with a mysterious black eye and went 10-15 with a 5.26 ERA.

Burnett allowed two hits over two scoreless innings last Wednesday against Houston. On Monday, he had one strikeout - Ryan Howard swinging in the second - during a 45-pitch outing that included 30 strikes.

Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer and Curtis Granderson also connected against Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt, who yielded five runs in 2 2-3 innings.

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