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Good Baseball: Yanks Defeat Jays 3-2

Nova Shines, Gardner Rises

(New York, NY) – After a taking solid 2 out of 3 in Boston, The Yanks (83-53) continued their winning ways with a tight 3-2 victory over the vistin Blue Jays.  Ivan Nova (15-4) continues his push for Rookie of The Year award with a 7 inning, 2 run, 3 hit effort.  Nova was shaky early but 2 fine catches but Gardner in left got him out of the first inning with only a few runs against and he then settled down for 6 more impressive innings. Speedy Brett had a big night at the plate getting the Yanks even with a 2-run blast in the 3rd and Robbie Cano would get the go-ahead RBI in the 5th.  Soriano completed the 8th in relief setting up the door for Mariano (S, 37) to finish the 9th off for his 596th lifetime save.  Mo moves to within 4 of the magic 600 and within 5 of tying the MLB career record.

On the night there were several other fine defensive plays by the outfield with Granderson and Andruw Jones making nice catches on the warning track a few times.

Notes:  Only the 3rd Friday night win of the year.  With Boston losing to Texas the Yanks are now in first by a game.

See Yanks-Toronto box score here.


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