Report: Carlton Fisk arrested for DUI

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Report: Carlton Fisk arrested for DUI

According to the Web site tmz.com, Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk -- a Red Sox hero whose number (27) has been retired by the team and who hit one of the famous home runs in baseball history to help the Sox beat the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series -- was arrested for DUI in New Lenox, Ill., Monday night, one day after the 37th anniversary of his famous Series homer.
According to tmz.com, "the New Lenox PD received a call about a car in the middle of a corn field around 7:20 PM.
'When police arrived, officers say they found Fisk behind the wheel of his F-150 -- which had a flat tire -- and he appeared to be fast asleep. We're told cops also found an open vodka bottle in the vehicle.
'Fisk was placed under arrest on the scene on suspicion of DUI -- and taken to a nearby hospital for a check-up. We're told he refused a blood alcohol test. His car was impounded.
'Fisk was released this morning."

Farrell: Red Sox ‘optimistic’ Andrew Benintendi can return in 2016

Farrell: Red Sox ‘optimistic’ Andrew Benintendi can return in 2016

Red Sox manager John Farrell said rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi sustained no further structural damage to his knee, other than the previously diagnosed sprain, after injuring it on the basepaths against the Rays.

Farrell said the team is optimistic that Benintendi, placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, will be able to return before the end of the season. Watch the video for more. 

Friday’s Red Sox-Royals lineups: Wright returns from DL to start

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Friday’s Red Sox-Royals lineups: Wright returns from DL to start

Steven Wright makes his first start since Aug. 5 tonight when he returns from the disabled list to face the Kansas City Royals as the Red Sox open a three-game series at Fenway Park. 

Wright was activated from the 15-day DL Friday and right-handed reliever Heath Hembree was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Wright injured his right shoulder on a head-first dive back to second base when he was used as pinch-runner against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 6. 

The knuckleballer is 13-5 with a 3.01 ERA and had won five of his past six decisions before going on the DL. He’ll be opposed by right-hander Ian Kennedy (8-9, 3.58). The resurgent World Series champion Royals (66-61), in third place in the A.L. Central, have won nine of their past 10 after having their nine-game wining streak end on Wednesday. 

With Andrew Benintendi (knee sprain) on the DL, Brock Holt gets the start in left field for the Red Sox.

The lineups:

ROYALS

Jerome Dyson CF

Cheslor Cuthbert 3B

Lorenzo Cain RF

Eric Hosmer 1B

Kendrys Morales DH

Alex Gordon LF

Alcides Escobar SS

Drew Butera C

Raul Mondesi Jr. 2B

Ian Kennedy RHP

 

RED SOX

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Xander Bogaerts SS

David Ortiz DH

Mookie Betts RF

Hanley Ramirez 1B

Sandy Leon C

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

Travis Shaw 3B

Brock Holt LF 

Steven Wright RHP