(BaseballStL) – Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester effectively shut down Cardinals hitters on Wednesday, tossing 7.2 scoreless innings in an 8-1 victory in Game 1 of the World Series.
But according to a picture posted on Twitter by Cardinals minor league pitcher Tyler Melling, he might have had a foreign substance in his glove.
Here’s the post:
Major League Baseball offficials said the photos and videos of the alleged substance were inconclusive.
Pat Courtney, MLB's senior vice president of public relations, issued the following statement on Thursday:
"We cannot draw any conclusions from this video. There were no complaints from the Cardinals and the umpires never detected anything indicating a foreign substance throughout the game."
The report said the Cardinals would not pursue the issue with the league any further.