=== Nova shoots for another win vs. Orioles ===
 
 (Sports Network) - Ivan Nova hasn't lost in more than a month. The New York
 Yankees hope the right-hander continues his success on Saturday in the
 middle contest of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.
 
 Nova is 3-0 in his last five starts with his last defeat coming July 27 to
 Tampa Bay. He didn't get a decision after throwing 6 2/3 frames against the
 Rays on Sunday. He had control issues in that game with six walks, which tied
 a career-high.
 
 Nova is 4-2 with a 4.95 ERA in 10 career appearances (9 starts) overall
 versus Baltimore.
 
 Scott Feldman counters on the mound for the Orioles. The right-hander has won
 his last two decisions, allowing a total of three runs over 11 2/3 innings.
 Feldman is 3-3 with a 4.78 ERA in eight games (6 starts) lifetime against the
 Yankees.
 
 Including Saturday's game, these teams will play each other six more times
 this season, all in the next two weeks. The Orioles are four games behind
 Oakland for the final wild card spot, while the Yankees sit a half-game
 further back of Baltimore.
 
 In Friday's opener, Ichiro Suzuki and Alfonso Soriano each hit two-run homers
 to lift the Yankees to an 8-5 win.
 
 Robinson Cano went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored for the
 Yankees, who started a 10-game homestand. Alex Rodriguez and Mark Reynolds
 added an RBI apiece.
 
 "We got behind and were able to come back a couple times," Yankees manager Joe
 Girardi said. "We had a huge inning, some big home runs, some big base hits by
 some guys. It was a nice job."
 
 New York starter CC Sabathia (12-11) allowed five runs on seven hits over 5
 2/3 innings. The big left-hander improved to 18-5 lifetime against Baltimore.
 
 The Yankees remained eight games behind Boston for first place in the AL East.
 
 Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer for the Orioles, who have lost three of
 their last four games. Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Nick Markakis each drove
 in a run.
 
 Miguel Gonzalez (8-7) got the start for Baltimore and gave up seven runs on
 six hits over four-plus innings.
 
 "Sometimes the game is going to speed up on you," Gonzalez said. "I was
 feeling well at the beginning and then towards the end I was just leaving
 balls up."
 
 Baltimore has won seven of its 13 matchups with the Yankees this season.
 
 
 
 08/31 10:02:21 ET