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Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara
Koji Uehara is a right-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball. Uehara became the first Japanese-born player in Orioles history when he agreed to a two-year contract with the team in January 2009.

Uehara spent 10 seasons with the Japanese Central League's Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball, going 112-62 with a 3.01 ERA. He collected 1,376 strikeouts and walked only 206 hitters in 276 career games for the Giants, a 6.68 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound pitcher won the Sawamura Award, the Japanese version of the Cy Young Award, in 1999 and 2002.

Uehara was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic...
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Koji Uehara is a right-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball. Uehara became the first Japanese-born player in Orioles history when he agreed to a two-year contract with the team in January 2009.

Uehara spent 10 seasons with the Japanese Central League's Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball, going 112-62 with a 3.01 ERA. He collected 1,376 strikeouts and walked only 206 hitters in 276 career games for the Giants, a 6.68 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound pitcher won the Sawamura Award, the Japanese version of the Cy Young Award, in 1999 and 2002.

Uehara was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He also represented Japan in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, posting a save in two perfect innings as a closer in 2008 and going 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA to help Japan win the Bronze medal in 2004.

Uehara was born on April 3, 1975.
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  • As protests continue, David Lough ends Orioles' skid with walk-off homer in 5-4 win over Red Sox

    As protests continue, David Lough ends Orioles' skid with walk-off homer in 5-4 win over Red Sox
    In what proved to be one of the strangest nights in Camden Yards' 23-year history — a dramatic ballgame inside the stadium and a tumultuous environment outside of it — the Orioles ultimately broke their five-game losing streak by beating the...
  • Holt's 8th-Inning HR Lifts Red Sox Past Skidding Orioles 7-5

    Holt's 8th-Inning HR Lifts Red Sox Past Skidding Orioles 7-5
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O'Day in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles' losing streak to five games. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez also...
  • Lough HR In 10th, Orioles Top Red Sox 5-4 To End 5-Game Skid

    Lough HR In 10th, Orioles Top Red Sox 5-4 To End 5-Game Skid
    BALTIMORE (AP) — David Lough hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to cap a two-run rally against Koji Uehara, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak. A crowd of 36,757 showed...
  • As Orioles drop fifth straight, early-season woes resurface in 7-5 loss to Red Sox

    As Orioles drop fifth straight, early-season woes resurface in 7-5 loss to Red Sox
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after Friday night’s 7-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox that he wouldn't analyze the common threads in his team’s five-game losing streak, its longest since September 2013. “I don't break them down and...
  • Miley And 4 Relievers Help Red Sox Beat Rays 1-0

    Miley And 4 Relievers Help Red Sox Beat Rays 1-0
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wade Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of an error to beat Chris Archer and the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Tuesday night. Miley (1-1) gave up three hits, four walks...
  • Bogaerts' Single In 9th Lifts Red Sox Over Orioles

    BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held...
  • Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, top Nationals 8-7

    Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, top Nationals 8-7
    BOSTON (AP) — Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen allowed Boston to erase a seventh-inning deficit, and the Red Sox won 8-7 on Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals struggled in the field for the second straight game. Boston went ahead with...
  • Betts, Ortiz Homer As Red Sox Win Home Opener 9-4 Over Nats

    Betts, Ortiz Homer As Red Sox Win Home Opener 9-4 Over Nats
    BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts took away a two-run homer with a leaping catch. He stole two bases on the same pitch. Then he hit a three-run homer. All in the first two innings. Boston's athletic, young leadoff hitter and center fielder thrilled the...
  • A-Rod, Yankees break out for 14-4 win over Red Sox

    Alex Rodriguez has had some startling success early in his return from a yearlong suspension. After New York's breakout night in the Bronx, A-Rod thinks the Yankees are ready to surprise some people around the major leagues, too. Rodriguez had a three-...
  • Hours after NY marathon, Red Sox run over Yanks

    NEW YORK — Joe Kelly pitched one-hit ball for seven innings and the Boston Red Sox ran over the Yankees 8-4 Saturday, hours after winning their own New York City marathon. Bleary-eyed, the teams started at 1:08 p.m. following Friday night's game...
  • Red Sox outlast Yankees 6-5 in 19-inning classic

    The first game of the season between the Red Sox and Yankees was one to remember — for anyone still awake at the end. In the latest classic matchup of their long and illustrious rivalry, Boston finally outlasted New York 6-5 in 19 innings early...