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April 24, 2014

Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

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"When it's that obvious, something has got to be said," Farrell said. "Our awareness was heightened, given what we had seen in the past."

Davis said he found pine tar and Pineda gave no explanation as he left the mound without protest.

Cashman said that in a similar situation, "I would want my manager to do what John Farrell did."

But he didn't put the blame only on Pineda.

"He did what he did, but we're also responsible that somehow he got out of our dugout and was on the field in that manner," Cashman said. "That never should have happened."

Red Sox pitcher John Lackey (3-2) had little trouble with the cold. He struck out 11, walked none and allowed one run and seven hits in eight innings.

Would he have minded if the Yankees checked him for a foreign substance?

"I'm not concerned about that," he said. "That's fine."

As for Pineda, can he be a successful pitcher without using a foreign substance?

"I believe he can pitch without it," Girardi said. "I believe he believes he can go out there and do what he has to do."

NOTES: Girardi pushed a television camera focusing on Pineda in the tunnel. Girardi called it a "private area" and said "the camera is meant for the dugout and not the tunnel," adding "all I did was turn it."... Boston's David Ortiz played in his 1,643rd game as a designated hitter, matching Harold Baines' major-league record. ... Mark Teixeira struck out four times. ... Derek Jeter was 0 for 4, ending his 11-game hitting streak. ... In the finale of the three-game series Thursday night, New York's CC Sabathia (2-2) pitches against Felix Doubront (1-2).

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