burnett reds A.J. Burnett (1-2, 2.63 ERA) threw a gem Wednesday night, allowing 1 hit, no walks and striking out 8 in seven innings pitched, a 5-0 shutout win over Cardinals. Burnett’s gem marked the 4th straight start Burnett had 8 strikeouts or more. Burnett leads the Majors with 35 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched.