RED SOX 5, YANKEES 1
Star of the Game: John Lackey went 8.0 innings, allowing just one run on seven hits while striking out 11 and walking nobody.
Pineda Ejected: Yankees starter Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning for having pine tar on his neck. This comes after a substance resembling pine tar was found on his hand when the Red Sox played the Yanks earlier this month in New York. Home plate umpire Gerry Davis confirmed it was pine tar to a pool reporter.
Before the game, Sox manager John Farrell said he hoped Pineda would be discreet if he was to use any pine tar. Farrell was the one who brought it to Davis’ attention.
Sox Offense: Dustin Pedroia went 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs. Mike Napoli went 3 for 4 with a double and RBI. Grady Sizemore tripled in the first inning. Brock Holt, Xander Bogaerts, A.J. Pierzynski and David Ortiz each had one hit.
Tomorrow’s Probables: Red Sox LHP Felix Doubront (1-2, 5.48) vs. Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (2-2, 5.19), 7:10 p.m., NESN+