Los Angeles Dodgers defeat New York Yankees, 9-4

LOS ANGELES - When Javier Vazquez struggled out of the gate, Joe Girardi decided to skip him in the rotation, giving the veteran a chance to work out the kinks in the bullpen.

A.J. Burnett's current stretch makes Vazquez's early-season problems look minor, but Girardi has no plans to take the same course of action with his No.2 starter.

Burnett was knocked around by the Dodgers in a 9-4 loss Saturday, giving up six runs in three-plus innings. It was Burnett's third s...