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New York Yankees take series opener from Orioles

baltimore oriolesIvan Nova and three Yankee relievers held Baltimore to five hits in a 2-1 New York win Monday night

Nova (7-5, 4.92 ERA, 1.34 WHIP) limited the Orioles to a run on four hits in six innings of work, striking out four and walking three.

He outdueled Kevin Gausman (1-7, 4.05 ERA, 1.29 WHIP), who gave up two runs on six hits in six and two-thirds innings, striking out six and walking one.

Jonathan Schoop (.301/.334/.520, 16 HR, 54 RBI) hit a solo homer in the second to account for the offense for the Orioles (53-38), who have a one and a half game lead on Boston in the AL East.

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