Ryan Dempster Credits Yankees for Playing Well After Earning Loss in First Start With Red Sox (Video)

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Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz took care of business in the first two games of the season. However, Ryan Dempster and the Red Sox couldn’t pull off the sweep of the Yankees on Thursday night, as the Sox left the Bronx with their first loss of the season.

Dempster, who spent almost all of his career in the National League before last season, made his debut in a Sox uniform, pitching five innings and surrendering three earned runs off five New York hits while striking out eight and walking four. Lyle Overbay got the Yanks on the board in the second with a two-run single. Brett Gardner hit a solo home run in the third, which was the last run New York would get off Dempster.

Check out Dempster’s thoughts on his debut in the video above.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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