It’s been a feast-or-famine situation when Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster is looking for run support from his teammates this season.
Last night, it was a feast of epic proportions.
The Sox ripped a season-high 20 hits and scored 11 runs against the visiting Colorado Rockies to lift Dempster (5-8) to the win.
Dempster, for his part, delivered his sixth straight “quality start” — definted as a start of at least six innings with no more than three earned runs — as he held the Rockies to six hits and two runs over six frames while striking out four and lowering his ERA to 4.15.
Boston is third in the American League in quality starts in 2013 with 45, trailing only Detroit (49) and Oakland (46), and Dempster is tied for the team lead in that category with Clay Buchholz at 10 apiece. Other AL starters with 10 quality starts logged include a couple guys by the names of Verlander and Darvish.
Pretty select company.
“I value (the quality start...