Rays field MLB’s first all-Latino lineup on Clemente Day

TORONTO — Manager Kevin Cash didn’t realize until about halfway through the Rays’ 11-0 win over the Blue Jays that he’d made history with the lineup he wrote out Thursday afternoon. Third baseman Yandy Díaz didn’t think anything of it when he scanned the lineup card, either, perhaps because he stopped reading when he saw his name in the leadoff spot.

And it didn’t hit catcher René Pinto until after the last out was recorded, when he was asked to pose for a picture on the field at Rogers Centre alongside the other eight position players who started for Tampa Bay, all of them hailing from Latin American countries and all of them wearing gray No. 21 jerseys on Roberto Clemente Day.

ager Kevin Cash didn’t realize until about halfway through the Rays’ 11-0 win over the Blue Jays that he’d made history with the lineup he wrote out Thursday afternoon. Third baseman Yandy Díaz didn’t think anything of it when he scanned the lineup card, either, perhaps because he stopped reading when he saw his name in the leadoff spot.

And it didn’t hit catcher René Pinto until after the last out was recorded, when he was asked to pose for a picture on the field at Rogers Centre alongside the other eight position players who started for Tampa Bay, all of them hailing from Latin American countries and all of them wearing gray No. 21 jerseys on Roberto Clemente Day.