Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) The Orioles are in the Bronx just a week after the three game sweep, and Ivan Nova (2-2, 4.63 ERA) hopes to avoid another against Miguel Gonzalez (6-3 3.77 ERA). Nova will step into the rotation in place of Hiroki Kuroda who suffered a hip flexor and is just missing one start. Nova’s last outing was against the Orioles in Baltimore, a relief effort in which he allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, including a long Chris Davis homer. Gonzalez will be working on two extra days of rest. The right hander has a 3.77 ERA in 14 starts. Gonzalez gave up nine hits but just three runs over 6 2/3 innings at home against the Indians his last time out. In two starts against the Yankees this season, Gonzalez has allowed five runs (four earned) in 13 innings. The Yankees’ batting against him is .217/.308/.261 in 53 plate appearances. “The advantage is, I face a lot of lefties and my off speed works pretty well against them,” Gonzalez said of f...
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