PITTSBURGH: A.J. Burnett makes his first return to PNC Park since leaving the Pirates after last season and signing with the Phillies as a free agent.
Burnett (5-7, 3.92) will face LHP Jeff Locke (1-1, 3.46) in today’s series finale against the Pirates at PNC Park.
During his two years with the Pirates, Burnett went 26-21 with a 3.42 ERA in 61 starts. He helped lead them to the playoffs last year.
The Phillies have lost eight of nine and 12 of 15 and are giving both Chase Utley and Ryan Howard the day off against the lefthander.