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Andy Pettitte pulled the Yankees out of their three-game losing streak by putting on a lights-out performance on the mound last night, by giving the club eight shutout innings as they went on to win 4-0 over the Reds. Ivan Nova gets the start this afternoon in pinstripes. In his last start, Nova suffered a sprained ankle after attempting to field a ground ball hit his way, but it is not expected to affect his appearance today. Nova has contributed pretty consistently so far, with a 4-1 record, despite giving up a lot of runs in his starts. He’ll look to provide the Yankees with another strong outing today and hopefully show that his minor injury is a non-factor. Going for the Reds today, is righty Homer Bailey, who has struggled thus far. His 1-3 record and 4.35 ERA hasn’t helped his club much in 2012. The Yankees are still struggling to bring home runners in scoring position, but their four runs posted last night has been the team’s best in four games. They need to continue to improve in this area in order to loosen things up and lighten the stress that’s been on the shoulders of most of the Yankee lineup. New York Yankees (21-18) Derek Jeter, SS Curtis Granderson, CF Robinson Cano, DH Alex Rodriguez, 3B Raul Ibanez, RF Nick Swisher, 1B Russell Martin, C Dewayne Wise, LF Jayson Nix, 2B Pitching: RHP Ivan Nova (4-1, 5.44 ERA) Game Time: 1:05 p.m. ET  at Yankee Stadium Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280 TV: YES, MLBN
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