Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 8/31/13
(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Ivan “Super” Nova was outstanding in today’s 2-0 shutout win over the Baltimore Orioles. Ivan Nova got into early trouble when he hit Adam Jones with a pitch and Matt Wieters hit a bloop single in front of Ichiro Suzuki. Nova would induce a double play and got a fly out to escape the jam. Brett Gardner got the offense started with a double down the first base line. He would advance to third on Jeter’s out and Robinson Cano brought home Gardner with a double of his own. Ivan Nova and Scott Feldman maintained the one-run game. Ivan Nova was dealing today. He would hit two Orioles batters but only allowed two hits through his first seven innings. In the eighth inning, Nova gave up a leadoff walk to J.J. Hardy but just as he pictured it, Nova induced a double play. The last batter of the inning would ground out back to Ivan Nova and he was visibly pumped up to go eight strong. After seven innings of one-run baseball, Scott Feldman was replaced by left-hander Troy Pattton. The lefty had one job, Robinson Cano. The Yankees second baseman would bring in the insurance run for Nova with a deep home run to right field. His 25th home run of the season put the Yankees ahead by two and gave Ivan Nova some room for error as he returned to the mound for the ninth inning. Ivan Nova came on for the ninth inning looking for the complete game shutout. The first batter, Nate McLouth would reach first for a single after the ground ball to Nova was retrieved and thrown a little wide of first base and pulled Overbay off of first. Manny Machado would weakly fly out to left field for the first out. Major league home run leader Chris Davis would hit a deep fly ball to the short porch but there was just enough room to make the catch. Adam Jones would hit a line drive to left field but it was right at the captain, Derek Jeter, to end the game. Lyle Overbay entered today’s game with an 0-for-16 skid and snapped it with a 2-for-3 day. Ivan Nova went the complete game, allowing just three hits while walking one and striking out five. He used 104 pitches. The Yankees are now four back of the second Wild Card spot. They are 7.5 back in the American League East after a huge win with a tremendous start by Ivan Nova.   Win – Ivan Nova (8-4) Loss – Scott Feldman (4-4)   Notables Orioles *Matt Wieters – 1 for 3 *Manny Machado – 1 for 4 Yankees *Robinson Cano – 2 for 4, R, 2B, Solo Home Run (25) in the 8th, 2 RBI (89) *Brett Gardner – 2 for 3, R, 2B   Current Yankees Record: 72-63   Get your Yankees Tickets from our friends at TiqIQ.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Westbrook doesn’t want trade, will think about extension

Chargers don’t know if Joey Bosa will report to camp

Report: RG3 to be given four out of five first-team reps

Chris Sale says White Sox put business over winning

Report: Peterson likely entering last season with Vikings


Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

White Sox fan wears a fantastic taped-up Chris Sale jersey

Wisconsin kicker will wear 27 to honor Nebraska's Sam Foltz

Dennis Schroder wears disguise to play in German streetball tournament

Browns indicate they will give Josh Gordon another chance

Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

Chris Sale’s so-called ‘apology’ was anything but

Ten hottest golfers heading into 2016 PGA Championship

Five NFL sophomores poised to break out in 2016

Tre Mason's family concerned about RB's mental health?

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

Tom Jackson could leave ESPN after almost three decades

Cavs sign coach Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension

More than 10,000 people registered for Jaguars Pokemon Go night

NFL issues new concussion protocol

Angels listening to offers on Hector Santiago

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

Kevin Durant’s OKC restaurant will be closed, rebranded

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker