John Farrell calls time and walks to home plate to report suspicion to home plate umpire Gerry Davis. Sure enough, Pineda has pine tar on his neck.
While counterpart Michael Pineda finds himself being examined and tossed in the second, Lackey went eight innings and allowed just one run in a 5-1 victory over the Yankees.
After calling attention to repeat offender Michael Pineda and the banned substance on his neck, the Red Sox went on to beat the Yankees, 5-1, behind a superb start from John Lackey.
1wJon Lester gives the Red Sox another strong outing and they finally reward him with some run support, giving him his first win of the season.
1wGrady Sizemore launches his second home run of the season, getting the better of former teammate CC Sabathia.
1wWith Koji Uehara unavailable due to shoulder stiffness, Edward Mujica steps in and closes out the Yankees.
1wJon Lester picks up his first win of the season, stifling the Yankees, 4-2. Sixth-inning home runs from Jonny Gomes and Grady Sizemore provide the offensive backing.
1wThe Red Sox look to jump start their offense, while a couple of guys on the DL move closer to rehab assignments.
1wThe Red Sox say Michael Pineda's use of pine tar was "too blatant", but ultimately not a big deal.
1wJoe Torre says because the umps didn't see it and the Red Sox didn't complain, Michael Pineda will face no discipline. However, he will 'talk' to the Yankees about Pineda's use of pine tar.