Found May 07, 2013 on NESN.com:
8 a.m. ET: It took nearly five hours on Monday night, but the Red Sox finally put away the Twins in 11 innings, snapping a three-game losing skid on Stephen Drew’s walk-off double off the Green Monster. The two teams are back at it again Tuesday, when Ryan Dempster takes the hill opposite Minnesota lefty Scott Diamond. After a bit of a shaky start to the season, Dempster has settled down in his first year with Boston. The right-hander won his last two starts (albeit against two weaker opponents in Houston and Toronto), and he has been a strikeout machine, averaging 7.83 K’s per start. Monday’s drawn-out affair almost threw a wrench into Red Sox manager John Farrell’s pitching plans, as Dempster made the jog out to the — extremely depleted — bullpen and began warming up as the game entered extra innings. Dempster will be matched by a fellow Canadian on Tuesday, as Diamond spent his formative years in Ontario. The southpaw is 2-2 with a 3.97 ERA through his first four starts. First pi...
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