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Colon, Nova big winners in drive for five

With Yankees on verge of reducing rotation, Sunday's starters added to their résumés

Updated: August 29, 2011, 3:26 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BALTIMORE -- To all the reasons that have already been accumulated to support the reduction of the Yankees' starting rotation by one Allan James Burnett, add two more: Bartolo Colon and Ivan Nova.

Both pitched gems Sunday, Colon in the afternoon and Nova at night, and even if only one of them -- Nova -- came away with a win, both came away big winners in the drive for five.

Five starters, that is. The rotation has been overcrowded ever since Phil Hughes came off the disabled list, ...

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