Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/4/13
12:55 p.m. ET: The Red Sox got what they wanted out their top two starters, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz, to begin the season. Now, it’s time to see if the new guy can keep the Sox rolling in the Bronx. Ryan Dempster will make his Red Sox debut on Thursday as Boston tries to complete a sweep of the Yankees to begin the season. Dempster joked on Wednesday that he’s shooting for 30 wins this season, so the veteran righty might as well get cracking. After taking down the Yankees on Wednesday, the Red Sox are now 2-0 to begin the season for the first time since 1999, when then-manager Jimy Williams guided the club to five straight victories to start the year. This year marks the first time the Red Sox have started their season off with two wins against the Yankees since 1973, and it’s the first time the Sox have started with two straight road wins against the Bronx Bombers since 1935. All of those are undoubtedly good things if you’re a Red Sox fan, but why stop now? The Yankees look like they’re in shambles, and it would be nice for Boston to kick off its season with a three-game sweep before traveling to Toronto to take on the revamped Blue Jays. The Yanks will send Andy Pettitte to the hill to try and stop the bleeding. At age 40 and entering his 18th season, Pettitte has been around the block, so he should be a worthy adversary. Thursday’s action will kick off at 7:05 p.m. ET. Coverage of the game on NESN will start up at 6 p.m. ET.
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