|2013 Regular Season|
It was the second straight loss for Burnett, who also struck out a season-low six batters.
Burnett, who struck out nine, is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last four starts.
Burnett gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. His six strikeouts expanded his team record for the month of April to a league-leading 48. Burnett threw seven shutout innings in a 5-0 win over St. Louis on April 17. He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in his six starts this season, giving up three just twice. The Pirates haven't backed him at the plate, however, providing him an average of 2.33 runs.
Burnett improved to 1-2 with a 2.63 ERA on the season.
Burnett took a no-decision, leaving him 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA in three starts.
Burnett allowed two runs and four hits and struck out two. He'll next pitch on Monday when the Pirates host the Chicago Cubs.
It's an honor the Pirates expected to bestow upon Burnett last spring after he came over in a trade with the New York Yankees, but Burnett fractured his orbital bone while trying to bunt during his first spring training workout and missed the first month of the season. The 36-year-old made up for lost time, going 16-10 with a 3.51 ERA in 31 starts.
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