It was the Michael Pineda the Yankees thought they were getting from the Mariners as they dropped the Red Sox, 4-1, at Yankee Stadium in the opener of a four-game set. Pineda struck out seven in six innings while allowing one run on four hits.

Brian McCann snapped out of a slump with a hit and an RBI along with Dean Anna hitting his first career home run. David Phelps earned the save after getting seven outs. New York got back to .500 at 5-and-5.

Boston's only run came on a solo shot by Daniel Nava.

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Clay Buchholz allowed four runs, two earned, in six innings to fall to 0-and-1.

The Red Sox are 4-and-6.

There was some controversy surrounding Michael Pineda. He appeared to have a brown substance on his hand in the third inning but it was not there in the fifth. John Farrell was asked about that after the game.

Pineda said it wasn't any mysterious substance.

Game two of the series is tonight. WBSM pregame time is 6:20 p.m.