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Ivan Nova exits early with tight forearm

Updated: October 7, 2011, 8:45 AM ET
By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Things didn't go so well in Game 5 for New York Yankees starter Ivan Nova, who lasted just two innings before leaving with the Yankees trailing the Detroit Tigers 2-0. But there was a reason for his quick exit: a tight right forearm.

Nova allowed back-to-back home runs in the first inning and began to feel tightness in the top of the second. He was removed after getting out of the inning.

Nova will have an MRI on Friday to determine the extent of the injury. The 24-year-old ...

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