Nova struggled in 4.2 innings, giving up 4.
New York Yankees 3 — Detroit Tigers 8
Prince Fielder drove in five with two home runs in today’s 8-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Ivan Nova got his first start of the season and struggled throughout his 4.2 innings. Nova struggled with first pitch strikes and efficient use of his pitches as he would leave with 96 pitches. In the first inning, two consecutive singles and an attempt at a double play would produce the first run of the game, taking 20 pitches to do so. A nine-pitch walk to outfielder Andy Dirks opened the second inning and he would score later in that inning with a two-out single. In the fifth inning, Nova would give up a single and a walk before inducing a double play. He was one pitch away from getting out Miguel Cabrera before hitting him with the pitch, his last of the game. In 4.2 innings, Nova gave up four runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Two of the runs scoring on the next batter faced.
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