FORT MYERS, Fla. — Chris Archer pitched two scoreless innings in his spring-training debut, Jose Molina reached base three times and scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 on Tuesday.

Archer, who finished third in the AL Rookie of the Year voting, allowed a hit and struck out one.

Molina, among the slowest players in baseball, went 2 for 2, including a double, walked and drove in a run. He scored from first on David DeJesus’ triple in the second inning. The catcher scored two runs in a game just twice last season, the last time on July 5.

Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz made his Grapefruit League debut for Boston, going the first inning, giving up a run on three hits and a walk with one strikeout.

Buchholz missed four months last season with neck and shoulder problems. He struggled in his Game 4 start in the World Series.

“I think more than anything it was good to see Clay back on the mound. He showed decent arm strength,” said Red Sox Manager John Farrell. “A good starting point for him.”


Rubby De La Rosa was roughed up in two innings, giving up four runs on five hits, including one homer, and two walks. He struck out one.

Raul Ibanez homered off Yu Darvish and the Los Angeles Angels topped the Texas Rangers 7-4 at Tempe, Ariz.

Phil Hughes allowed one run in 22/3 innings in his debut for the Minnesota Twins, who lost to the Miami Marlins 3-1 at Jupiter, Fla.

Hughes allowed two hits and one walk, and struck out three. He threw 44 pitches, 25 for strikes.

Marlins newcomer Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his first home run leading off the fourth, and scored twice.

Felix Hernandez gave up two hits and struck out one over two scoreless innings in his first spring-training start as the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 at Glendale, Ariz.


Curtis Granderson hit two home runs and Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings as the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros 6-2 at Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams’ defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves an 8-4 victory at Kissimmee, Fla.

Derek Jeter went 0 for 2 to extend his hitless spring training, and the New York Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 at Tampa, Fla.

Jeter, 0 for 9 in four games, hit into his third double play in the first and had a grounder to third during the third.

TIGERS: Outfielder Andy Dirks is expected to miss three months because of a back problem that requires surgery.

General Manager Dave Dombrowski said Dirks, 38, will have surgery Monday. Dirks was expected to share the left-field spot with Rajai Davis.


YANKEES: Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez rejoined New York as a minor league spring training pitching instructor. He will be at the team’s minor-league complex for a few weeks.

INDIANS: The Indians hired former minor league pitcher Gregg Langbehn to be their major league replay coordinator.

The 43-year-old will watch games from the clubhouse and advise on when to challenge an umpire’s decision.

CUBS: Ted Lilly was hired as a special assistant to Theo Epstein, the team’s president of baseball operations.

Lilly retired after last season with a 130-113 record and a 4.14 ERA. He pitched for Montreal (1999), the New York Yankees (2000-02), Oakland (2002-03), Toronto (2004-06), the Cubs (2007-10) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2010-13).

Chicago said he will spend time with the team during spring training, visit minor league clubs during the season, evaluate amateur players ahead of the June draft and scout professional players.

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