NEW YORK (AP) -A.J. Burnett was replaced by rookie Jesse Litsch as the Toronto Blue Jays' starting pitcher for Monday's series finale against the New York Yankees.
``Burnett had to go home for personal reasons,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said about 2 1/2 hours before the game was scheduled to start.
Burnett is 9-7 with a 3.40 ERA in 23 starts this season, going 1-0 with an 0.60 ERA in two starts against the Yankees.
Litsch is 6-9 with a 4.16 ERA in 18 starts. He lost to New York on May 30, allowing five runs in the first inning, and didn't get a decision on Aug. 6, when he allowed three runs in five innings.
Andy Pettitte was to start for the Yankees.

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