MLB: Los Angeles Angels 6, Seattle 3

SEATTLE, April 27 (UPI) -- Mark Trumbo and Hank Conger homered and the Los Angeles Angels scored five runs in the first three innings Friday in a 6-3 win over Seattle.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 4, Houston 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- C.J. Wilson pitched six innings of one-run ball and Josh Hamilton went 3-for-4 with three RBI Sunday in the Los Angeles Angels' 4-1 win over Houston.
Angels sign reliever Burnett for two years

Angels sign reliever Burnett for two years

NASHVILLE, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Left-handed relief pitcher Sean Burnett has signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced Wednesday.
LaRoche, Burnett to become free agents

LaRoche, Burnett to become free agents

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche and pitcher Sean Burnett turned down contact options Thursday and will become free agents.

MLB: Washington 3, LA Dodgers 1 (1st game)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Jordan Zimmerman fired six innings of one-run ball Wednesday and Washington posted a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

MLB: Atlanta 2, Washington 1

ATLANTA, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Andrelton Simmons scored the winning run on a throwing error in the ninth inning Friday to give Atlanta a 2-1 victory over Washington.

MLB: Washington 4, St. Louis 3

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond and Danny Espinoza each delivered run-scoring hits in the seventh inning Sunday, carrying the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 win over St. Louis.

MLB: St. Louis 10, Washington 9

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- David Freese singled to chase home Allen Craig with the go-ahead run in the ninth inning Saturday and St. Louis hung on for a 10-9 win over Washington.

MLB: Washington 4, Atlanta 1

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 batters en route to his 15th victory Tuesday, boosting the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Washington 4, Milwaukee 1

MILWAUKEE, July 28 (UPI) -- Jordan Zimmerman and three Nationals relievers teamed up on a six-hitter Saturday, staking Washington to a 4-1 victory over Milwaukee.

MLB: Washington 5, Atlanta 2 (2nd game)

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- John Lannan's seven solid innings in his first start of the year Saturday helped Washington top Atlanta 5-2 for a split in their doubleheader.

MLB: Colorado 4, Washington 3

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Jordan Pacheco scored the go-ahead run on Tyler Clippard's wild pitch in the ninth inning Sunday, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over Washington.

MLB: Washington 4, Colorado 1

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- Gio Gonzalez racked up his 12th win with six efficient innings Saturday and the Washington bullpen shut down Colorado in the Nationals' 4-1 victory.

MLB: Washington 5, Atlanta 4

ATLANTA, June 29 (UPI) -- Michael Morse went 4-for-4 Friday and his solo homer in the eighth put the Washington Nationals in front on their way to a 5-4 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Baltimore 2, Washington 1

BALTIMORE, June 24 (UPI) -- Matt Wieters pounded a two-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday, rallying the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-1 interleague victory over Washington.
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Sean Burnett
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Sean Burnett makes an off balance throw to get St. Louis Cardinals Scott Rolen at first base in the fourth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 21, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Sean Richard Burnett (born September 17, 1982 in Dunedin, Florida) is a relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round in 2000 after leading Wellington High School (Wellington, Florida) to a 6A State Title in his senior year.

Known for his change-up, remarkable control, presence, and a low-90s fastball. Burnett was the Pirates Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2001 and 2002, and 2002 Carolina League Pitcher of the Year. Baseball America named him the Carolina League's #1 prospect, and the Pirates #2 prospect. Baseball America after 2002: “Burnett was anointed as the Hillcats' ace--and he rarely disappointed. A left-hander with a 91 mph fastball and the league's best changeup, he did his part to help create a winning attitude on the field. Batters found it difficult to drive the ball in the air against him because he pitches down in the strike zone.” His velocity improved in 2002, hitting 93 mph (150 km/h). His changeup is his best pitch, he also has a good slider. Knowles: “He needs to improve his breaking ball, he makes a lot of mistakes with it, but he throws enough strikes with his other pitches that he gets by with it.”

After sporting a 14-6 record with the AA Altoona Curve in 2003, Burnett advanced to the AAA Nashville Sounds for 2004. He was recalled by the Pirates, and made his major league debut on May 30, 2004 against the Chicago Cubs. Burnett pitched five solid innings, allowing only one run, but did not get a decision in the game. He finished the 2004 season with a 5-5 record and a 5.02 ERA.

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