Contact Us

Yankees Win In Nova’s Return; Regain AL East Lead

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees is pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
Alex Trautwig, Getty Images

Ivan Nova returned for his first start in nearly a month to lead the Yankees past the Rays 5-3 on Saturday, and coupled with Baltimore’s loss, New York retook sole possession of the AL East division lead.

Nova (12-7) yielded two runs on four hits through six innings while striking out eight.

Eduardo Nunez hit a solo homer in the second to follow Curtis Granderson’s 38th round tripper of the year, a two run shot off Rays’ starter James Shields.

Derek Jeter added an RBI single in the fifth and Alex Rodriguez did the same in the eighth.

Rafael Soriano worked around a hit and a walk to earn save No. 39.

Shields (14-9) was charged with four earned runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The Orioles 5-2 loss to the A’s give the bombers a one game advantage with each team having 17 games left on the schedule.

Best of WIBX 950

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for IBX INCENTIVE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive IBX INCENTIVE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.