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Baltimore Orioles 5 — New York Yankees 0
With the 15-consecutive winning decisions on the line for Ivan Nova, the Yankees fell to the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 5-0.
Ivan Nova went 6.1 innings and was not able to escape jams like many are accustomed to. He allowed 5 runs on 9 hits and 4 walks, unusual for Nova who has been showing more control as his strikeout numbers have increased while his walks have decreased. Nova came into tonight’s game with 15-consecutive winning decisions; his last loss came in June 2011.
The Yankees offense did not show up to support Nova. Orioles starter Jake Arrieta went a career-best 8 innings and held the Yankees to 5 hits with no walks and 9 strikeouts. Alex Rodriguez managed to get 2 of the 5 hits tonight. The Yankees didn’t have a single runner reach second base so they didn’t have an at-bat with runners in scoring position. The offense was completely non-existent in this three-game series as they scored a total of 3 runs and they came on a solo home run and two-run home run in the previous games of this series.
Win – Jake Arrieta (2-2)
Loss – Ivan Nova (3-1)
*Matt Wieters – 3 for 4, 2 R, BB, 2B, Solo Home Run (7) in the 4th, 2 RBI (17)
*Nick Markakis – 2 for 5, R, 2B, Solo Home Run (3) in the 7th, RBI (10)
*Alex Rodriguez – 2 for 4
*Raul Ibanez – 1 for 3
Current Yankees Record: 13-11
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