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In the traditional sense, Game 5 is Ivan Nova versus the Tigers, Doug Fister versus the Yankees (and Yankee Stadium), and Nova opposite Fister. But it also is Nova competing against the challenges that are New York, the Yankees and their plans for the future.
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Yesterday in this spot, the Yankees' season was on the brink and they sent out A.J. Burnett to keep the season alive. Miraculously, they lived to tell about it. Now the Tigers and Yankees face a Game Five for all the marbles and the right to play the Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series. Both teams will not have their aces on the mound and will both go with...
NYYUniverse.com | The Tigers took advantage early and never looked back as the Tigers took the last game of the 5-game series with a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees, eliminating them from the postseason. With Ivan Nova on the mound in the must-win Game 5; Don Kelly and Delmon Young jumped on [...]
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It’s been a long, winding road that’s brought Ivan Nova to the point where he’s starting for the Yankees in tonight’s decisive Game 5 of the American League Division Series
And Nova has enjoyed every minute of it.
“I came a long way to today,” the...
Ivan Nova has left his start for the New York Yankees in the deciding Game 5 of the AL division series Thursday night after just two innings because of a tight right forearm. The rookie right-hander gave up back-to-back homers in the first to Detroit's Don Kelly and Delmon Young and a leadoff double to Magglio Ordonez in the second.
Entering Thursday's ALDS Game 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET on TBS, with advancement or elimination their only remaining options, the Yankees could hardly choose a better option to pitch than Ivan Nova.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ivan Nova has left his start for the New York Yankees in the deciding Game 5 of the AL division series Thursday night after just two innings because of a tight right forearm.
After Ivan Nova left Game 5 of the ALDS following just two innings last night, the Yankees said it was because the right-hander's right forearm had tightened up, not because the rookie pitcher was overmatched. But the end result was the same: He put the Bombers in an early...
Post baseball writer Mark Hale and columnist Mike Vaccaro get you ready for Thursday night’s ALDS Game 5 from The Bronx.
The Yankees will turn to rookie Ivan Nova against Detroit’s Doug Fister in a rematch of the rain-delayed Game 1, which the Yankees won 9-3.
DETROIT -- Doug Fister will get another chance against the Yankees tomorrow. Fister won his last seven decisions for the Tigers in the regular season after coming from Seattle to turn around his year and spark Detroit, and he was scheduled to start Game 2 of the ALDS before relieving...
Free Press sports writer John Lowe sizes up the matchup between the Tigers' Doug Fister and the Yankees' Ivan Nova.
Mother Nature has really spun the American League division series in the Bronx in favor of the Yankees . The rain poured down Friday suspending the game and now Justin Verlander will only pitch Game Three. A whole different scenario than having him pitch Games One and Five.
I hate the suspended games rule in this situation for the postseason. It should only apply to games that are...
Detroit is celebrating its Tigers, particularly the heroics of utility man Don Kelly and pitcher Doug Fister.