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Nova answers Pettitte's call vs. Rays

Right-hander responds to veteran's challenge with gem of his own in Game 2

Updated: June 7, 2012, 12:48 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It turns out Andy Pettitte threw one extra pitch on Tuesday, after he came off the mound.

After New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi took the ball from Pettitte, after he had struck out 10 and gave up just two hits over 7 1/3 innings, Pettitte walked into the Yankees' dugout and fired a fastball at teammate Ivan Nova.

"He was pitching this game, he gets out, and the first thing that he said was, 'Your turn tomorrow,'" Nova said. "That makes you motivated."

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