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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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    Felix Hernandez lost his control and his unbeaten record. The Seattle Mariners ace struggled against the Boston Red Sox, walking three batters in the sixth inning, and picked up a loss for the first time this season as the Red Sox won 4-2 Saturday night....
  • Ortiz, Sandoval power Red Sox past King Felix, Mariners 4-2

    Rick Porcello came out on top in a pitching duel against Felix Hernandez. The Boston Red Sox starter had a solid outing on Saturday night when Seattle's ace uncharacteristically struggled, and the Red Sox's offense had a relative breakout performance...
  • Boston rallies in the 9th for 2-1 victory over Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — Brock Holt doubled and scored the go ahead run on Rickie Weeks' error with one out in the ninth inning, Shane Victorino hit his first home run of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday night for...
  • Miley Wins Duel With Sonny Gray, Sox Beat A's 2-0

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Wade Miley dueled with Athletics ace Sonny Gray and worked out of jams all game to end a three-start skid, and the Boston Red Sox beat Oakland 2-0 on Wednesday to take two of three in the series. Facing the A's for the first...
  • Napoli, Sandoval Homer, Lead Buchholz, Bosox Over Blue Jays

    Napoli, Sandoval Homer, Lead Buchholz, Bosox Over Blue Jays
    TORONTO (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer, Pablo Sandoval added a two-run shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Clay Buchholz (2-4) allowed three runs in 6 1-3 innings for his...
  • Red Sox Make Five Hits Count, Beat Rays 2-0

    Red Sox Make Five Hits Count, Beat Rays 2-0
    BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. On the night the...
  • 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...