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06.08.14 | M Baseball

Nuno to Start Monday Against Royals

Vidal Nuno will start for the Yankees on Monday against the Royals at 7:10 p.m. Vidal Nuno will start for the Yankees on Monday against the Royals at 7:10 p.m.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Former Baker University standout Vidal Nuno will get the start on Monday, June 9 for the New York Yankees as they take on the Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium.

He played for the Wildcats during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. After his senior season at Baker, Nuno was picked in the 48th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians but was released in March 2011. He was picked up by the Yankees' organization three months later.

When pitching for the Wildcats in 2008 and 2009, he was a first-team all-conference selection twice and the Heart of America Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year. Nuno was 15-7 with 15 complete games in his two years for the Wildcats.

Nuno will make his 10th start on Monday of the season and is 1-2 with a 5.33 ERA in 52.1 innings of work. He's also struck out 42 batters with just 18 walks.
He will go up against Royals starter Jason Vargas. They Royals enter the game with a record of 31-32 and are just 4.5 games out of first-place behind the Detroit

Tigers in the AL Central, while the Yankees are 31-31 six games behind first-place Toronto in the AL East.

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