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Ryan Dempster takes blame for Red Sox loss

Given lead, righthander lets it slip away in sixth

Before Ryan Dempster signed with the Red Sox in the offseason, he rarely pitched against the Yankees, spending the vast majority of his career in the National League as a member of the Marlins, Reds, and Cubs.

He pitched against them in 1998, 2000, and 2001, and didn’t face them again until 2011. He faced them once in 2012 as a Texas Ranger, and once earlier this season.

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