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Nova in line to win 7th straight

Ivan Nova

Ivan Nova

#47 SP
New York Yankees

2011 STATS

  • GM23
  • W13

  • L4

  • BB45

  • K81

  • ERA3.96

Ivan Nova was lifted in the seventh inning of Sunday night's game against Baltimore with the Yankees ahead, 8-3. Barring a late-inning comeback by the Orioles, Nova will win his sixth straight decision since returning from Triple-A Scranton, where he was sent to make room in the rotation for Phil Hughes.

If he wins on Sunday, Nova will be 14-4 and stating an even stronger case for American League Rookie of the Year.

On Sunday, he allowed three runs on seven hits in seven-plus innings.