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Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda may have gotten away with pitching one game to the Red Sox with a hand covered in what looked a whole lot like pine tar, but the Sox weren't going to let it slide a second time.

Pineda, perhaps bolstered by the fact that the Red Sox didn't complain the last time he seemingly used an illegal substance in a game (pine tar gives pitchers a better grip on the ball but it's illegal to put any foreign substance except dirt on a ball), apparently decided to just go for it in tonight's game and wear pine tar on his neck:

Pineda should've paid attention. Farrell stopped the game in the second inning to talk to the ump, who then checked Pineda's neck and promptly ejected him. Pineda now faces a 10-game suspension. The Sox are currently up 4-0.


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