Boston Red Sox defeat Florida Marlins, 8-2

As the question was asked, as the term “All-Star’’ came up, manager Terry Francona couldn’t help but smile.

He waved off some of those thoughts, but the fact remains that the manager answered, “Extremely,’’ when asked how cool it would be to see Tim Wakefield’s name among those chosen by Rays manager Joe Maddon for the July 14 game in St. Louis.

“And I don’t get too caught up in that kind of talk, because I really think that we talk about team goals and things like that...