This is a 1* free play on the "under" between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night (7:07 EST).
Ryan Dempster (1-2, 3.30 ERA) gets the call for the visitors; Dempster is coming off his first win of the year and I look for the veteran to build off the performance. While it was just the lowly Astros, Dempster would finish with 10K's, allowing two runs off four hits with three walks over six frames of work. In his lone start away from Fenway this year the big right-hander gave up three runs over five frames of work back on April 4th (and note that Dempster was 7-5 with a respectable 3.15 ERA away from friendly confines last season). Dempster will be opposed by JA Happ (2-1, 3.86 ERA) who has been saddled with two-straight no-decisions. Happ will look to duplicate the success he enjoyed vs. the the Red Sox earlier in the year as the southpaw held them to just one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless innings (note that Happ was 8-6 with a 4.21 ERA in friendly confines last season). I believe these starters have what it takes to battle each other into the latter frames and will therefore recommend a second look at the "under" in this one. How about you; what do you think?
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