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MLB: New York Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 1

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Ivan Nova took a one-hitter into the eighth inning Wednesday and claimed his third straight win in the New York Yankees' 4-1 decision over Tampa Bay.

Nova (7-2) struck out five and walked only one while carrying the Yankees to their third straight victory. He allowed a leadoff single to Desmond Jennings in the first and did not give up another hit until Sean Rodriguez reached on a one-out double in the eighth.

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Nova came out to start the ninth in a bid to record the second shutout of his career, but he gave up back-to-back triples to start the inning and was removed in favor of Rafael Soriano.

Soriano retired the only three men he faced to pick up his eighth save.

Mark Teixeira gave New York the lead with a solo homer in the second and Robinson Cano had another one in the fourth. Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez both doubled home a run in the eighth.

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Alex Cobb (2-2) gave up four runs on five hits in seven innings to take the loss.

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