Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/26/13
While Ryan Dempster has been pitching well so far this season, the hurler has yet to snag a win in a Red Sox uniform. That could all change on Friday night, when the Sox host the 7-15 Astros in their second game of a four-game series at Fenway Park. Dempster, 0-2, 3.38 ERA, hasn’t allowed more than six hits or four earned runs in any of his first four starts with the Sox. Former Sox pitcher Erik Bedard goes for the Astros — he, too, is seeking his first win of the 2013 season. David Ortiz has five career hits (one home run) in his career against the lefty while Mike Napoli has three hits, two of which of the long ball variety. NESN’s coverage kicks off at 5:30 p.m. ET with Friday Night Fenway, while first pitch is expected just after 7:10 p.m. Check out the lineups below. Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Jonny Gomes, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Daniel Nava, RF Will Middlebrooks, 3B David Ross, C Pedro Ciriaco, SS Ryan Dempster, SP Astros Robbie Grossman, CF Jose Altuve, 2B Jason Castro, C Brandon Laird, 1B Carlos Pena, DH Chris Carter, LF Fernando Martinez, RF Matt Dominguez, 3B Marwin Gonzalez, SS Erik Bedard, P
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