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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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  • Napoli blasts 'impressive' homer

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH TORONTO -- Mike Napoli said he was not thinking about hitting the ball out of the park. He was looking for an RBI single to pad a two-run lead in the top of the 11th that had been...
  • Boston closer Uehara not getting job done of late

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Boston closer Uehara not getting job done of late TORONTO -- Koji Uehara is proving to be human after all. His success last season after he took over the closer's role for the Red Sox was a major...
  • Game roundup: Unplayable field helps Cubs win

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 7: Adds Giants-Cubs as new lede; final update; will stand Game roundup: Unplayable field helps Cubs win CHICAGO -- Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco...
  • Game roundup: Phillies' Burnett ends skid

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: Adds Marlins-Angels, Rangers-M's, Rockies-Giants; one more game to come Game roundup: Phillies' Burnett ends skid PHILADELPHIA -- A.J. Burnett pitched seven strong innings to snap a personal six-game losing...
  • Red Sox pull out 10th-inning win over Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: rewords lede sentence Red Sox pull out 10th-inning win over Blue Jays TORONTO -- Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara could not provide the relief from an eight-game losing streak on...
  • Game roundup: Burnett ends skid as Phillies defeat Nationals

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: Adds A's-Astros; more to come Game roundup: Burnett ends skid as Phillies defeat Nationals PHILADELPHIA -- A.J. Burnett pitched seven strong innings to snap a personal six-game losing streak on Monday night,...
  • Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings)

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: rewords lede sentence Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings) TORONTO -- Yoenis Cespedes singled with two outs in the 10th inning to score the go-ahead run as the Boston Red Sox...
  • 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...
  • Game roundup: Rays' Smyly fires 2-hit shutout

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 7: Adds Marlins-Rockies, fixes typo in Pirates-Brewers ... two games to follow Game roundup: Rays' Smyly fires 2-hit shutout TORONTO -- Drew Smyly pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and Evan...
  • Mariners Score 5 In 9th To Rally Past Red Sox

    BOSTON -- On the day Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said his contending Mariners were officially starting their stretch run, the Boston Red Sox tried to play spoilers. Well, if that's the case, his team, seeking the franchise's first postseason berth...
  • Mariners 5, Red Sox 3

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: recasts lede Mariners 5, Red Sox 3 BOSTON -- On the day Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said his contending Mariners were officially starting their stretch run, they pulled off a...