Found June 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
NEW YORK -- Inning by inning, New York Yankees starter Ivan Nova looked less like the pitcher who had been roughed up for most of the season and more like the 16-game winner he was last year. With each new scoreless inning, Nova also made Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Cobb's own impressive outing look as though it would end in vain, which it did in the Yankees' 4-1 win Wednesday night. Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano homered to lead the Yankees and Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez added what ended up being important back-to-back RBI doubles in the eighth to send the Yankees to their third consecutive win. Nova finally walked off in the ninth, tipping his cap after a loud ovation, after Tampa Bay scored its first run on back-to-back triples by Desmond Jennings and B.J. Upton. Rafael Soriano then earned his eighth save of the season by retiring the Rays' 3-4-5 hitters. Nova (7-2) allowed just the one run on four hits while striking out five. New York nudged a half-ga...

Cobb faces off with Nova in first start in Bronx

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...

Game 55: Nova Dominates

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-7420\"> Tampa Bay Rays 1 — New York Yankees 4   Ivan Nova was dominant in tonight’s 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.   Nova...

Yankees Game 55 Lineup: 06/06/12

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-4990\">The Yankees will send right-hander Ivan Nova to the mound tonight. Nova is 2-1 with a 5.95 ERA in his last three starts...

Yankees Starters On A Roll This Month

In his game recap at, Bryan Hoch summed it up best:"Over the last full turn through the rotation since June 1, [Yankees] starters have fared 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA -- including a season-high 22 consecutive scoreless innings that bled into the eighth on Wednesday."The Yankees starters have been on a roll this month and Ivan Nova kept the ball rolling last night...

Nova returns to form in Yankees' win

NEW YORK -- He had vowed to improve after his last start, Ivan Nova acknowledging he had not been good enough. His New York Yankees teammates agreed, pushing him to find the form that helped him win 16 games last season. Nova would do so Wednesday night, offering the latest in a string of strong starts for the Yankees, who beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 at Yankee Stadium. Along...

Yankees vs. Rays: Will CC lead Bombers to sweep

The New York Yankees are playing outstanding baseball right now, as the Bombers are finally drumming on all cylinders. Pitcher Ivan Nova is the third Yankees starter in a row to dominate the opposing bats, as the he lead the team to a 4-1 start and pitched into the ninth inning. The Yankee bats did enough to secure the win. The Bombers will be going for the sweep tonight behind...

Not-So-Rapid Reaction: Yankees 4, Rays 1

There was a pitching duel expected when this three-game set between the Rays and Yankees began. Last night’s game was not supposed to be it. But thanks to a pair of young right-handers, we got treated to one anyways. Ivan Nova put together his finest outing of the season, needing 99 pitches to get through eight shutout innings. He struck out five and allowed just two hits and a...

Rays drop in standings with loss to Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ivan Nova took a two-hitter into the ninth inning, Mark Teixiera and Robinson Cano homered and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight night, 4-1 Wednesday. Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez had RBI doubles in the eighth inning to help the Yankees win for the 10th time in 13 games and pass Tampa Bay in the tight AL East standings for the...

Yankees vs. Rays: Bombers want to get back on top

AL EAST The last time the New York Yankees were in first-place in the AL East was back on April 24th, but thanks to the 10-strikeout, 7 1/3 innings performance by veteran southpaw Andy Pettitte, the Bombers now stand within striking distance. At just a half-game back from their current opponents, the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays, who also share the top spot with the Baltimore...
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