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Pineda has 3rd positive outing in Yankees' 8-1 win over Red Sox, a game delayed by bees

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    Groundskeepers spray insecticide on a swarm of bees that came from left field into the Boston Red Sox bullpen in the bottom of the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The game was delayed while the swarm was eradicated. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

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    Groundskeepers spray insecticide on a swarm of bees that came from left field into the Boston Red Sox bullpen in the bottom of the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The game was delayed while the swarm was eradicated. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

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    Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (25) loses track of Ichiro Suzuki's second-inning RBI single as Red Sox center fielder Corey Brown comes in to assist Bradley during a spring exhibition baseball game in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Brian Roberts scored on the play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

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    New York Yankees Ichiro Suzuki hits as second-inning RBI single off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront in a spring exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

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    Boston Red Sox left fielder Mike Carp (37) points out a swarm of bees to left field umpire Vic Carapazza in the bottom of the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The game was delayed until stadium groundskeepers could spray enough insecticide to reduce the swarm. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

The biggest buzz didn't come from a third straight positive outing by Michael Pineda in the New York Yankees 8-1 victory Tuesday over the Boston Red Sox.

That honor went to a swarm of bees that took over left field and delayed the game for seven minutes before the bottom of the third.

Umpires called out the grounds crew who received a loud cheer after chasing the bees away with bug spray.

Pineda, who missed the past two seasons while recovering from right shoulder surgery, gave up four hits and struck out five in 4 1-3 shutout innings.

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury didn't play against his former team, missing his third straight game due to right calf tightness. Ellsbury agreed In December to a $153 million, seven-year contract.