Ivan Nova is staying around a little longer than planned.

Nova, summoned six days ago for a start against the Rays because of the workload strain a doubleheader placed on the Yankees rotation, earned at least one more start through his impressive outing.

“We’re looking at the schedule day-by-day and it kind of depends if we need him. But the plan is probably start him in a game in the Minnesota series [which begins Monday night],” manager Joe Girardi said before the Yankees began their three-game set here at Camden Yards last night with a 4-3 loss.

Nova lost 3-1 to the Rays on Sunday, but threw 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven. Girardi quickly noted he would summon Nova for relief work if need dictated it.

“So that could change if we need him,” said Girardi who addressed the luxury Nova provides.

“We’re in an extremely long stretch of 20 games and you start tacking on three and four starts in a row and it’s on normal rest, that’s pretty taxing. So if during this time you can insert Nova one time — or if you need to, twice — we’ll do it,” Girardi said, adding Nova earned another look. “He pitched very well and it’s nice to have that depth and try to build off that next time.’’