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Pineda ejected for pine tar on neck

Updated: April 24, 2014, 11:27 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone with an errant pitch.

"It was a really cold night, and in the first inning I [couldn't] feel the ball," Pineda said. "I don't want to like, hit anybody, so I decided to use it."

Pineda was ejected by plate umpire and crew chief ...

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