Yanks to start Colon early, Nova late

August, 28, 2011
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The Yankees announced on Saturday that, weather permitting, they will be sending Bartolo Colon to the mound in the early game Sunday (1:35 p.m.) and Ivan Nova in the late game (7:35 p.m.).

Colon has struggled of late. He has two wins in his last nine starts, pitching to a 5.21 ERA and allowing batters to hit .311 in that span.

It's been just the opposite for Nova. The AL Rookie of the Year candidate is coming off a win over Minnesota in which he tossed seven shutout innings. Since coming back from Triple-A Scranton, Nova is 5-0 with a 3.55 ERA.

Colon (8-8, 3.71 ERA) will face rookie lefty Zach Britton (7-9, 4.54 ERA). Nova takes the hill against struggling lefty Brian Matusz (1-6, 8.92).

BOTH GAMES ON WFAN: Yankees' radio rightsholder WCBS-AM 880 will be devoted to storm coverage all day Sunday so both games of the double-header will be broadcast on WFAN-AM 660.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .285
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 62
RB. Gardner 78
OPSB. Gardner .774
ERAH. Kuroda 3.88
SOM. Tanaka 135