Frustrated by the longest losing streak of his career and Florida’s near-elimination from the N.L. playoff race, A.J. Burnett indicated Sunday he will not re-sign with the Marlins after the season.
“I’ve got one more start here, and that’s all that matters,” Burnett said of his apparent plans for free agency.
Burnett complained about a lack of positive reinforcement – seemingly from manager Jack McKeon and the Marlins’ coaching staff.
“You give up one home run, and it’s a funeral.,” Burnett said. “A positive pat on the back is better than anything. I haven’t seen a pat on the back since April.”
Rollins’ hit streak at 30
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins led off Sunday’s game in Cincinnati with a home run to extend his hitting streak to 30 games, the longest in the major leagues since 2003.
NY fans set A.L. record
The New York Yankees set an American League attendance record when they drew their 43rd home sellout to increase their total to 4,090,696.
New York topped the 4,057,947 drawn by the Blue Jays at SkyDome in 1993, the second of Toronto’s consecutive World Series championship years. The major league record of 4,483,350 was set by Colorado at Denver’s Mile High Stadium in 1993.
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