Nice outing for Nova

Ivan Nova gave up just one run on seven hits through five innings on Friday night. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter (Jorge Posada) with one out and the bases loaded in the sixth. Nova struck out three mets and walked two. He left with a 3-1 lead. He began the day with a 7-4 record and a 4.26 ERA.

Right-hander Luis Ayala relieved Nova in the bottom of the sixth.