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Jon Lester and Ryan Dempster lived very different lives their last time out on the mound. Lester, on one hand, pitched great but was dealt a hard-luck loss. Dempster, on the other, got shelled but then bailed out by his teammates, earning a no-decision while the Rangers ultimately won. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is rooting for Dempster's struggles to continue in the American League, and he believes the Sox are just the team to help make that happen. See more in the above video. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook

Ryan Dempster Feels 'Awesome' to Get First Win 17 Years After Being Drafted By Rangers

Ryan Dempster has had an interesting two weeks. But when it comes to the Texas Rangers, it's been moe like two decades. It was the final week of July -- prime time for MLB teams on the trade market -- and Dempster was a hot commodity. First, he was reportedly traded to the Braves, only to supposedly enact his 10-5 rights and veto the deal. Then it was swirling rumors of an imminent...

Your Morning Dump...where Lester couldn't turn things around

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. But all of that was window-dressing to disguise the real issue. Lester dueled Rangers starter Ryan Dempster for five innings before coming untethered when a call didn’t go his way. With David Murphy leading...

Jon Lester Displays Improvement on Mound but Lack of Run Support Hurts His Cause

BOSTON –– For five innings, Jon Lester was nailing his spots. The Red Sox pitcher was finally shaking his July woes, when he surrendered 25 total runs over four starts. And in Tuesday's 6-3 loss against Texas, Lester was nowhere near those struggles until the sixth and seventh innings. Had he received run support, the lefty may have escaped with the win. Instead, the loss...

Your Morning Dump...where the 2012 Red Sox have two big problems

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Let’s boil down the problems of the 2012 Red Sox to a real short list. At the top is Josh Beckett, and then comes Jon Lester. That’s where it begins and that’s where it ends. It’s not the offense...

Red Sox Angry With Umpire's Decision in the Eighth, Prompts Jon Lester to Deem It 'A Bad Call'

BOSTON -- The call infuriated Dustin Pedroia. During his last at-bat in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers, Pedroia believed he offered a check swing when Rangers reliever Mike Adams fired a curveball. But first base umpire Paul Nauert disagreed, calling Pedroia out via strikeout. And it set Pedroia off on a tirade. The Red Sox second baseman walked halfway...

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix 8/8: Yesterday's game by game rundown

Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles: Tough first inning for Jon Lester was dealing early.  Dempster also settled down and this turned into the pitcher’s duel I had hoped, but not expected. I trusted Lester against the scuffling Rangers and love him going forward. Dempster still scares me a tad, but he was good enough for the win in this one. Will Middlebrooks hit a three-run...

Dempster gets first W as a Ranger

Another game, another day of fans analyzing and bemoaning Ron Washington’s lineup.  Craig Gentry and Mike Napoli were absent from the starting lineup in favor of David Murphy and Geovany Soto.  Murphy’s swinging a hot bat right now, and Soto hasn’t had a ton of AL at bats yet, so I kind of get it.  I think most people are just wondering when Michael Young is going to get...

Today’s debate: Who, between Dempster and Greinke, will have the greater impact for his new team?

Recap: Inconsistency continues

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Well, we knew the Sox were not going to sweep the Rangers as their 2-game winning streak came to an end with a 6-3 loss to the Rangers. The game remained score-less until the 6th inning when Ian Kinsler singled in David Murphy, followed by a single from Hamilton that drove in Kinsler to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead. The Rangers scored 2 again in...

08-06 Mark McLemore

Texas Rangers Television Analyst Mark McLemore joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss the latest with the Rangers and the recent aquisition of Ryan Dempster to their pitching rotation.

Rangers 6, Red Sox 3

Ryan Dempster rebounded from a rough debut with Texas by pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler had a pair of RBI singles and the Rangers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz each had two hits and drove in a run for Texas. Will Middlebrooks had a pinch-hit three-run homer for...

How we see it goin' down: Rangers - Sox series

First Pitch: Monday 7:10, Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 1:35 Arms: Monday: Yu Darvish, RHP (11-7, 4.38 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook, RHP (2-5, 5.24 ERA) Tuesday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-0, 15.43 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (5-9, 5.36 ERA) Wednesday: Matt Harrison, LHP (13-6, 3.17 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett , RHP (5-9, 4.54 ERA)                                          ...
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