Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Tune into Sun Sports at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees are 5-0 in games started by Ivan Nova against the Tampa Bay Rays. Nova has benefited from tremendous run support all season long and seeks a third straight win Wednesday night when the Yankees and Rays continue a three-game set in the Bronx. Nova (6-2, 5.60 ERA) is 3-0 with a 3.26 ERA in five outings against Tampa Bay (31-24), turning in one of his best 2012 efforts May 8 as he yielded two runs over seven innings with eight strikeouts in a 5-3 victory over the Rays. He has fared well against Matt Joyce (1 for 13), B.J. Upton (2 for 13) and Ben Zobrist (2 for 10). The right-hander has pitched considerably worse since that outing, going 2-1 with a 6.48 ERA in his next four. The victories have come in the last two, including last Wednesday's 6-5 road win over the Angels in which he allowed five runs over 6 2-3 innings. Nova is enjoying a run-support average of 6.89 tha...
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