Michael Pineda was ejected during the second inning and the Yankees (12-9) never fully recovered as New York lost to the Boston Red Sox (10-12) by a score of 5-1 Wednesday night at Fenway Park. >> Read the full AP recap and box score at SNY.tv.
Need to Know: Pineda was ejected after 1 2/3 innings after umpires found what appeared to be pine tar on his neck. He gave up two runs on four hits before officials tossed him from the game.
Carlos Beltran and Brian Roberts led the team with two hits apiece. Beltran also scored the lone run of the game for the Yankees.
Alfonso Soriano brought in the Yankees only run of the game on a sacrifice fly to right in the sixth.
The Yankees bullpen gave up three runs on six hits with four walks and six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings of action.
What’s Next: The Yankees will head into the rubber game of their three-game series with the Red Sox as they send CC Sabathia (2-2, 5.19 ERA) to the mound against Felix Doubront (1-2, 5.48 ERA) at 7:10 pm ET.