Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/11/13
8 a.m. ET: At one point Tuesday, the Red Sox were on the verge of dropping their fourth game in a row. Now, they’re looking for their third win in a row. The Red Sox have taken the last two games against the Mariners after dropping the series opener, and they’ll look to finish the series strong Thursday when Ryan Dempster takes the hill. Dempster didn’t factor in the decision in his last start on Saturday, which ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Red Sox. Boston blew a four-run ninth-inning lead in that game before Josh Hamilton gave the Angels a 9-7 win with a walk-off home run in the 11th. Dempster pitched the first 6 1/3 innings of that contest, surrendering three runs (two earned) on seven hits. Dempster’s record sits at an unimpressive 5-8, but it’s largely due to a lack of run support. The 36-year-old has actually been pretty consistent, especially since Clay Buchholz went down with an injury and the need for Dempster to step up became much greater. Red Sox fans won’t have to worry about another late night Thursday, as they’ll be playing afternoon baseball out in Seattle. Thursday’s first pitch is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. ET.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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