Ryan Dempster had plenty of time to rest up before Friday’s game against the White Sox.
The right-hander had 11 days off after he was suspended five games by MLB for hitting Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez with a pitch earlier in the month. The Red Sox pushed Dempster’s next start back even further, and the rest seems to have done him some good.
Dempster pitched 6 1/3 innings Friday night, giving up three earned runs on five hits while striking out five.
Hear what Dempster had to say after the game in the above video.