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Late rally crumbles
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Marlins 2, Yankees 1
A.J. Burnett lowered his ERA to 4.24 with Saturday's effort. (Lynne Sladky/AP)
A.J. Burnett has beaten all but one Major League team -- the Marlins -- and with Saturday's loss, that won't change. Burnett was on, striking out the side in the third and fourth, but an unfinished eighth-inning rally -- which included a pinch-hit walk by Alex Rodriguez -- couldn't undo the damage of the two runs Burnett allowed.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (38-30)
Lost 1
Florida 2, NY Yankees 1   FLA
Florida (34-36)
Won 1
June 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 5 2
Florida
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   2 5 0
Standings thru 6/20/09  |  Recap: NYY | FLA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Marlins stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .303
Damon, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .280
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .286
Posada, C 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 .281
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .309
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .244
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .283
Berroa, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
  a-Matsui, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .253
  1-Gardner, B, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
  Hughes, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Burnett, AJ, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
  Coke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Rodriguez, Al, PH-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .212
Totals 29 1 5 1 3 6 11  

a-Singled for Berroa in the 8th. b-Walked for Coke in the 8th.
1-Ran for Matsui in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Burnett, AJ; Cano; Teixeira; Matsui; Swisher.
RBI: Swisher (36).
2-out RBI: Swisher.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada; Cabrera, Me; Damon.
GIDP: Jeter 2, Cano.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (6, 2nd base off Johnson, Jo/Baker, Jo), Gardner, B (15, 2nd base off Oviedo/Baker, Jo).

FIELDING
E: Berroa (3, throw), Damon (4, fielding).

 
Florida AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Coghlan, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .258
  Oviedo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Meyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Carroll, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289
Bonifacio, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .241
Ramirez, H, SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .328
Cantu, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .271
Uggla, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 .216
Hermida, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .263
  Lindstrom, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ross, C, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .266
Baker, Jo, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .245
Johnson, Jo, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .097
  a-De Aza, PH-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 28 2 5 1 3 11 11  

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Johnson, Jo in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Uggla (13, 2nd inning off Burnett, AJ, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ross, C; Ramirez, H 2; Uggla 4; Baker, Jo.
RBI: Uggla (42).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hermida; Ross, C 2; Bonifacio.
SAC: De Aza.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ramirez, H (5, 2nd base by Burnett, AJ/Posada), Bonifacio (5, 2nd base by Burnett, AJ/Posada).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Uggla-Ramirez, H-Cantu 2, Uggla-Cantu).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ (L, 5-4) 6.1 5 2 1 3 8 1 4.24
Coke 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38
Hughes, P 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.78
 
Florida IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Johnson, Jo (W, 7-1) 7.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 2.66
Oviedo (H, 12) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.69
Meyer (H, 10) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.17
Lindstrom (S, 13) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.27

Game Scores: Burnett, AJ , Johnson, Jo .
WP: Burnett, AJ.
Pitches-strikes: Burnett, AJ 98-59, Coke 10-6, Hughes, P 11-8, Johnson, Jo 103-67, Oviedo 13-6, Meyer 5-3, Lindstrom 6-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burnett, AJ 8-0, Coke 0-1, Hughes, P 0-1, Johnson, Jo 12-2, Oviedo 1-0, Meyer 0-0, Lindstrom 1-0.
Batters faced: Burnett, AJ 27, Coke 2, Hughes, P 3, Johnson, Jo 25, Oviedo 3, Meyer 1, Lindstrom 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Coke 1-0, Meyer 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 46,427.
Venue: Land Shark Stadium.
June 20, 2009
June 20, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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