Burnett off to good start, Yankees top Tigers 10-6

MIKE FITZPATRICK - AP Sports Writer
New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Yankee Stadium in New York.

A.J. Burnett took a steady first step as he aims to bounce back from a wobbly season and Mark Teixeira hit his second three-run homer in two games, sending the New York Yankees to a 10-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Russell Martin also smacked a three-run shot, Alex Rodriguez hit No. 614 and Derek Jeter began his march toward 3,000 hits with his first two of the season.

Rodriguez drove in Jeter with a first-inning double off Brad Penny (0-1), an early bust in his Detroit debut, and New York opened a 6-0 cushion after two. Burnett(1-0), fighting a bad head cold this week, was in control from the start and made it through five effective innings.