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Ivan Nova walks off the field in the (Credit: David Pokress)

Ivan Nova walks off the field in the sixth inning. (August 16, 2012)

Yankees vs. Rangers

The Yankees lost the final game of a four-game set against the Rangers at Yankee Stadium. They won the first three.

Russell Martin singles in the sixth inning to
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Russell Martin singles in the sixth inning to drive Casey McGehee home. (August 16, 2012)

Cody Eppley pitches in the sixth inning. (August
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Cody Eppley pitches in the sixth inning. (August 16, 2012)

Rangers right fielder Mike Olt drops Casey McGehee's
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Rangers right fielder Mike Olt drops Casey McGehee's sixth-inning fly ball. (August 16, 2012)

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Ichiro Suzuki scores on Derek Jeter's sixth-inning single.
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Ichiro Suzuki scores on Derek Jeter's sixth-inning single. (August 16, 2012)

Andruw Jones hits a two-run home run in
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Andruw Jones hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning. (August 16, 2012)

Ivan Nova reacts in the sixth inning. (August
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Ivan Nova reacts in the sixth inning. (August 16, 2012)

Adrian Beltre singles in the first inning to
(Credit: David Pokress)

Adrian Beltre singles in the first inning to score scoring Michael Young and Josh Hamilton. (August 16, 2012)

Ivan Nova pitches against the Rangers. (August 16,
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Ivan Nova pitches against the Rangers. (August 16, 2012)

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Derek Jeter singles in the sixth inning to
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Derek Jeter singles in the sixth inning to score Ichiro Suzuki. (August 16, 2012)

Ivan Nova walks off the field in the
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Ivan Nova walks off the field in the sixth inning. (August 16, 2012)

Ivan Nova throws a pitch against the Texas
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Ivan Nova throws a pitch against the Texas Rangers in the first inning. (August 16, 2012)

Adrian Beltre falls backward as he throws out
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Adrian Beltre falls backward as he throws out Ichiro Suzuki running to first base on a sacrifice bunt in the third inning. (August 16, 2012)

Derek Holland throws a pitch in the third
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Derek Holland throws a pitch in the third inning. (August 16, 2012)

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Ivan Nova pitches against the Texas Rangers. (August
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Ivan Nova pitches against the Texas Rangers. (August 16, 2012)

Adrian Beltre hits the ball softly to center
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Adrian Beltre hits the ball softly to center field for a two-run single in the first inning. (August 16, 2012)

Josh Hamilton, right, and Michael Young of the
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Josh Hamilton, right, and Michael Young of the Texas Rangers celebrate after scoring in the first inning. (August 16, 2012)

Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers doubles in
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Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers doubles in the first inning. (August 16, 2012)

Nick Swisher sprints home to score on Eric
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Nick Swisher sprints home to score on Eric Chavez's third inning single. (Aug. 15, 2012)

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Nick Swisher doubles during the third inning to
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Nick Swisher doubles during the third inning to score Jayson Nix. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Freddy Garcia thanks Derek Jeter talk during the
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Freddy Garcia thanks Derek Jeter talk during the fourth inning. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Nick Swisher almost slams his bat after striking
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Nick Swisher almost slams his bat after striking out to end the fourth inning. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Jayson Nix flips over David Murphy of the
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Jayson Nix flips over David Murphy of the Rangers as he completes a double play. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Derek Jeter grimaces after striking out to end
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Derek Jeter grimaces after striking out to end the sixth inning. (Aug. 15, 2012)

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Ichiro Suzuki sprints up the first base line
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Ichiro Suzuki sprints up the first base line to beat out an infield single during the sixth inning. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Freddy Garcia pitches during a game against the
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Freddy Garcia pitches during a game against the Rangers. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Derek Jeter follows through on a base hit
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Derek Jeter follows through on a base hit in the first inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Hiroki Kuroda pitches during a game against the
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Hiroki Kuroda pitches during a game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Ichiro Suzuki looks on from the dugout during
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Ichiro Suzuki looks on from the dugout during a game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2012)

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Hiroki Kuroda pitches during a game against the
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Hiroki Kuroda pitches during a game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Matt Harrison of the Texas Rangers pitches during
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Matt Harrison of the Texas Rangers pitches during a game against the Yankees. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Mark Teixeira connects on a double during the
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Mark Teixeira connects on a double during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2012)

David Phelps pitching to the Rangers. Yankees vs.
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David Phelps pitching to the Rangers. Yankees vs. Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

David Phelps, left, and Russell Martin confer in
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David Phelps, left, and Russell Martin confer in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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Elvis Andrus just makes it back to first
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Elvis Andrus just makes it back to first base on a pick off attempt by David Phelps in the first inning. Mark Teixeira has his glove out ready to catch the ball. The Yankees beat the Texas Rangers in the first of three games at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Due to several injuries to members of the
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Due to several injuries to members of the Yankees rotation, Phelps has started five games. He's 1-2 with a 2.92 ERA as a starter and 2-2 with a 2.54 ERA in 19 relief appearances.

Russell Martin fouls off a pitch and sends
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Russell Martin fouls off a pitch and sends up a spray of dirt while batting in the third inning. He later singled and scored on Nick Swisher's grand slam as the Yankees won their first of three games against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Russell Martin singles in the third inning against
(Credit: David Pokress)

Russell Martin singles in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Ichiro Suzuki sprints up the first base line
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Ichiro Suzuki sprints up the first base line after laying down a sacrifice bunt in the third inning moving Russel Martin to 3rd base and Raul Ibanez to second as the Yankees beat the Texas Rangers in New York. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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Derek Jeter tosses his bat after being walked
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Derek Jeter tosses his bat after being walked to load the bases in the third inning. He scored on Nick Swisher's grand slam as the Yankees win the first of three games against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Nick Swisher watches his third inning grand slam
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Nick Swisher watches his third inning grand slam land in the right field seats as the Yankees beat the Texas Rangers in the first of three games at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Nick Swisher tosses his bat after hitting a
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Nick Swisher tosses his bat after hitting a grand slam in the third inning of the first of three games against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Nick Swisher smiles into the Yankees dugout after
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Nick Swisher smiles into the Yankees dugout after he hit a grand slam in the third inning. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Derek Jeter, left, greets Nick Swisher at home
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Derek Jeter, left, greets Nick Swisher at home plate after Swisher hit a grand slam in the third inning with Jeter on base. The Yankees beat the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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Robinson Cano sprints home on Curtis Granderson's sac
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Robinson Cano sprints home on Curtis Granderson's sac fly in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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