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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, April 26th (All times eastern)

Houston Astros (7-15) at Boston Red Sox (15-7), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Houston - Erik Bedard (0-1, 6.17) Boston - Ryan Dempster (0-2, 3.38)

(Sports Network) - Veteran righty Ryan Dempster makes a fifth attempt for a first win in a Boston uniform on Friday night when the Red Sox host the Houston Astros in the second test of a four-game series at Fenway Park.

A 124-game winner in his big-league career - along with 87 saves - Dempster won 12 times while splitting 2012 between the Chicago Cubs (5-5) and the Texas Rangers (7-3).

He joined the Red Sox in the offseason after signing a two-year deal worth $26.5 million on Dec. 19.

Dempster's made four starts with the Red Sox and has given up 16 hits and 11 runs in 24 innings against the New York Yankees, Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Kansas City.

He's 6-12 in 51 career meetings with the Astros with 16 saves and a 4.32 earned run average.

Dempster will be opposed by lefty Erik Bedard, who's also seeking a first win in his fifth appearance with a new team.

The 34-year-old was 1-2 in eight starts with the Red Sox in 2011 then 7-14 in 24 games with Pittsburgh last season.

He was released by the Pirates in August and signed with Houston in January, inking a one-year deal with $1.15 million.

Bedard pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief to earn a save in his Houston debut against Texas on March 31, but has since gone 0-1 in starts against Seattle, Oakland and Cleveland.

He's 5-4 in 13 career meetings with Boston and 3-4 in 11 career starts at Fenway.

On Thursday, David Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI as the Red Sox defeated Houston, 7-2.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in two runs, while Mike Carp, Will Middlebrooks and Dustin Pedroia had an RBI apiece for the Red Sox.

Starter Clay Buchholz (5-0) had 10 strikeouts and allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings.

Astros starter Philip Humber (0-5) was battered, giving up seven runs on 10 hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings. Humber was coming off allowing eight runs in just one-third of an inning against the Indians on Saturday.

The Red Sox swept a three-game series in Houston when the teams last met in 2007.

04/26 10:39:20 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
16th
NOR 6
DUR 2
 
1st
MIA 7
CHA 8
 
8th
CLE 6
TOR 4
 
7th
DET 2
ANA 1
 
8th
NYM 3
ATL 3
 
8th
MIA 1
SEA 2
 
7th
PIT 1
MIL 0
 
6th
WAS 0
STL 2
 
7th
TAM 0
NYY 1
 
5th
KAN 0
MIN 3
 
4th
CHC 0
CIN 0
 
3rd
TEX 0
CWS 0
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
4:10pm Today
LOS
ARI
4:10pm Today
COL
PHI
4:10pm Today
SDP
SFG
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
 
1st
MIA 7
CHA 8
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
1st
BOS 1
DET 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
16th
NOR 6
DUR 2