Ryan Dempster Stifles Jays, Joel Hanrahan Closes It out

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Ryan Dempster Stifles Jays, Joel Hanrahan Closes It out
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Although Ryan Dempster missed out on an opportunity to make Red Sox strikeout history, he garnered something that he values even more highly: A win. Dempster — who joined Pedro Martinez as the only two pitchers in franchise history to punch out seven or more batters in their first five starts for Boston — didn't record his first strikeout until the fourth inning, and finished with just four strikeouts on the night.

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