Red Sox announce All-Fenway team


Red Sox announce All-Fenway team

The Red Sox announced their All-Fenway Park Team Wednesday night, comprising the 40 best players and three managers, on the Red Sox since Fenway Park opened in 1912.

The All-Fenway team was voted on by fans, historians, the team's front-office staff, and the club's historical and archival consultants. Ceremonies honoring the players and managers -- 22 of whom were on hand (10 of the honorees have died) -- were held before Thursday night's game.

C -- Carlton Fisk
1B -- Jimmie Foxx
2B -- Dustin Pedroia
SS -- Nomar Garciaparra
3B -- Wade Boggs
LF -- Ted Williams
CF -- Fred Lynn
RF -- Dwight Evans
RHP -- Pedro Martinez
LHP -- Lefty Grove
CLOSER -- Jonathan Papelbon
DH -- David Ortiz
PINCH HITTER -- Bernie Carbo
PINCH RUNNER -- Dave Roberts

MANAGER -- Terry Francona

C -- Jason Varitek
1B -- Mo Vaughn
2B -- Bobby Doerr
SS -- Johnny Pesky
3B -- Mike Lowell
LF -- Carl Yastrzemski
CF -- Dom DiMaggio
RF -- Trot Nixon
P -- Roger Clemens
P -- Luis Tiant
P -- Tim Wakefield
P -- Dennis Eckersley
P -- Dick Radatz

MANAGER -- Joe Cronin

C -- Rich Gedman
1B -- George Scott
2B -- Jerry Remy
SS -- Rico Petrocelli
3B -- Frank Malzone
LF -- Jim Rice
CF -- Reggie Smith
RF -- Tony Conigliaro
P -- Babe Ruth
P -- Smoky Joe Wood
P -- Curt Schilling
P -- Bill Lee
P -- Jim Lonborg

MANAGER -- Dick Williams

Red Sox can't rally against Rays after Chris Archer's start

Red Sox can't rally against Rays after Chris Archer's start

The appearance of Tampa Bay Rays lefty Ryan Yarbrough almost got the Boston Red Sox back in their spring training exhibition game. The Sox managed to score all three of their runs against the 25-year-old in their 7-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida on Sunday.

But the Rays, who scored runs in five different innings, managed to widen their lead in the eighth inning by beating up on Sox lefty Luis Isla, a 24-year-old who spent last season with Portland and Pawtucket. In the eighth, Rays' Joe McCarthy homered and Luke Maile managed an RBI single, which cappped off the scoring in the contest. Sox starter Hector Velazquez allowed three hits and an earned run in his two innnings. The 28-year-old, who spent 2016 in the Mexican League, still managed to amass four strikeouts.

"I was a little nervous at the start, being in the United States for the first time and playing for a big league club for the first time," Velazquez told through an interpreter. "But once I got the first out, all the nerves went away, and I was able to bear down."

Despite allowing two homers, Boston pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts.

With the exception of the Sox' inning against Yarbrough, Boston's veterans and prospects struggled mighltily against the Rays pitching staff. Chris Archer started for Tampa, and set the tone in the first two innings, where he threw two strikeouts, one walk and allowed one hit and no runs. Andrew Benintendi (0-for-3), Sam Travis (0-for-2) and Bryce Brentz (0-for-3) went hitless on the day. Travis, however, reached base on balls.

"I felt good. I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish," Archer said, via the Red Sox' team website. "Just out there having fun, it was really fun to be out there in the spectrum with the umpire, the fans, the batter. It was fun."

Marco Hernandez's triple got the Sox' eighth-inning off to a strong start, and singles from Matt Dominguez, Deven Marrero, Rusney Castillo and Cole Sturgeon followed. The Sox' eighth inning scoring ended after Castillo got thrown out by left fielder McCarthy at third. Six Red Sox finished with one-hit outings, including Brock Holt and Blake Swihart.

The Sox will next host the St. Louis Cardinals in Fort Myers on Monday at 1:05 p.m. ET.