Nova exits with tight right forearm

October, 6, 2011
10/06/11
9:54
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Things didn't go so well for Ivan Nova in Game 5. But there's a reason - according to the Yankees, he left with a tight right forearm.

Before most fans got a chance to get settled in their seats, the Tigers had a 2-0 lead off of the rookie.

First, Don Kelly, inserted at third because Jim Leyland said he "earned it", hit a Nova offspeed pitch about five rows back in the right field seats. Delmon Young followed with a solo shot to left -- his third of the series.

Nova settled down to strike Miguel Cabrera out and induced a ground ball to second from Victor Martinez.

He was pulled for Phil Hughes after getting through the second inning. Boone Logan relieved Hughes with one out in the fourth and CC Sabathia is pitching in the fifth. The Tigers lead, 3-0, with two out in the fifth.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .293
HRM. Teixeira 17
RBIM. Teixeira 48
RB. Gardner 59
OPSJ. Ellsbury .778
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135