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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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  • Headley Homer In 9th Rallies Yankees Past Red Sox

    Headley Homer In 9th Rallies Yankees Past Red Sox
    NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a tying home run and third baseman Chase Headley followed with a solo home run two batters later as the New York Yankees rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox Thursday night...
  • Headley blasts walk-off home run against Red Sox

    Headley blasts walk-off home run against Red Sox
    NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a game-tying home run and third baseman Chase Headley followed with a solo home run two batters later as the New York Yankees rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox...
  • Red Sox cruise to 9-4 over Yankees

    NEW YORK -- Daniel Nava hit a three-run home run and shortstop Xander Bogaerts highlighted a four-hit game with a home run, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 9-4 victory over the New York Yankees Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Nava, Boston's right...
  • Red Sox Blow Lead In 9th, But Beat Blue Jays In 10

    Red Sox Blow Lead In 9th, But Beat Blue Jays In 10
    Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox topped the Blue Jays 4-3 in the opener of a three-game set.  Brock Holt reached on an infield single against Aaron Sanchez (2-1) with one out in the 10th, stole second...
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    The back-to-back, two-out doubles by Brennan Boesch and Chris Iannetta in the top of the ninth inning, the white-knuckle save by closer Huston Street in the bottom of the ninth … none of it would have been possible if not for the Paul Bunyan-like...
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    CINCINNATI -- Mike Napoli hit a two-run home run and Anthony Ranaudo pitched six innings to earn his second career victory, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the finale of a brief two-game interleague series on...
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  • Cespedes' 3-Run Homer In 8th Lifts Red Sox Past Angels

    Cespedes' 3-Run Homer In 8th Lifts Red Sox Past Angels
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, giving the Boston Red Sox a 3-1 victory over the Angels on Sunday at Angel Stadium. Righthander Rubby De La Rosa (4-4) earned his first road win of the season. De La Rosa...
  • Angels stumble in loss to Boston Red Sox, 4-2

    KEY MOMENT: The patient Red Sox, who have seen more pitchers than any team in the majors, forced Angels starter Jered Weaver to labor through a 35-pitch third inning in which they scored three times. By the seventh inning, Weaver, who hadn't lost since...