Michael Pineda (right) was ejected in the second inning for a foreign substance.
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Boston Red Sox caught the New York Yankees in a very sticky situation to even the latest series between the two bitter AL East rivals.
After having starting pitcher Michael Pineda ejected in the second inning for a foreign substance, the Yankees went on to drop a 5-1 decision to a Red Sox team that received a much-needed boost from their own starter.
With two out and Grady Sizemore batting in the bottom of the second, home plate umpire Gerry Davis was requested by Red Sox manager John Farrell to check Pineda for illegal materials on his body.
Quiet accomplishment for Pujols
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Have performance-enhancing drugs made us that jaded with regards to baseball milestones that hitting 500 home runs isn't a big deal anymore?
I mean, where was the buildup to Albert Pujols becoming the 26th player to join what was once a pretty exclusive fraternity? Now granted, he hit two on Tuesday to reach the magic number, but how many casual baseball fans even knew he was approaching 500?
But still, this wasn't some run-of-the mill player. This was a three-time National League MVP, who at one time was the face of baseball.