At the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday in Durham, N.C., it was lefthanded pitcher Tommy Layne who represented the Red Sox organization.
The southpaw pitched a scoreless three outs in the sixth inning for the International League All-Stars after A.J. Achter of the Rochester Red Wings started the frame and gave up a run on two hits without recording an out. Layne got three outs on eight pitches – six of them for strikes – including a strikeout of Andrew Susac of the Fresno Grizzlies.
Layne has pitched in 33 games for the PawSox this season, holding a 5-1 record with eight saves and an ERA of 1.65 in 43 2/3 innings. He was originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007; he was signed by the Red Sox as a free agent in November 2013.
Catcher Christian Vazquez and starter Anthony Ranaudo were initially selected to the team, but Vazquez was promoted to the Red Sox and Ranaudo was replaced on the roster by Layne after he suffered a bruised shin on July 10.
The International League beat the Pacific Coast League in the game 7-3. Liam Hendriks of the Buffalo Bisons got the win, while Elih Villanueva of the New Orleans Zehphys took the loss.