A.J. Burnett tossed eight scoreless innings and allowed just five hits with no walks and eight strikeouts to beat the Diamondbacks 2-0 on Sunday.

With this outing, Burnett has now turned in three-straight quality starts and allowed just two runs over his last 21.2 innings for a 0.83 ERA and a 18:3 K:BB. He's going deeper into games and maintaining strong command throughout each outing. He'll face the Nationals next week, a team against whom Burnett has a 1.64 ERA over his last three starts. ANALYST: Howard Bender