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MLB decides not to pursue Pineda issue

NEW YORK — A day after the strange substance on Michael Pineda’s pitching hand hijacked the attention from the Yankees’ 4-1 win over the Red Sox Thursday night, both teams seemed more concerned with moving forward and treating the mini-controversy like a non-issue.

The substance was initially noticed between the third and fourth innings by NESN’s broadcast team, which raised the possibility that it might have been pine tar. But after the fifth inning, it was gone.

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