Tazawa, Uehara look strong as Red Sox edge Rays

Apr 22, 2015

Tazawa, Uehara look strong as Red Sox edge Rays

Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara each threw a scoreless inning on Tuesday to seal a 1-0 win for the Boston Red Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays. Before 14,307 at Tropicana Field, Tazawa was razor sharp, getting two outs with two pitches then finishing ...

Feb 17, 2015

Uehara plagued by back pain: report

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was experiencing lower back pain last August, the Boston Herald reported Monday on its website. Uehara, who turns 40 on April 3, would not go into detail but said his problems at the end of last season, when ...

Dec 26, 2014

Uehara says Red Sox have made good moves in offseason

Right-hander Koji Uehara praised the Boston Red Sox’s busy offseason on Friday, when he met reporters in Tokyo. “I think it’s going to be a really good team,” Uehara said of the Red Sox, who finished last in the American League East this year ...

Sep 6, 2014

Struggling Uehara requests time off

Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara said Friday that he has asked the team’s manager to remove him temporarily from the closer’s role. “I just haven’t been a factor,” Uehara said. “I need time to sort things out mentally so I asked him to ...

Uehara blows three-run lead

Aug 23, 2014

Uehara blows three-run lead

Down to their final strike, the Seattle Mariners put a dramatic end to more than three years of futility at Fenway Park. Austin Jackson hit a bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning and Dustin Ackley followed with a two-run, bloop single ...

Red Sox snap Rays' streak

Jul 28, 2014

Red Sox snap Rays' streak

Japanese right-handers Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara barred the door on Sunday afternoon with a pair of scoreless innings to lock down the Boston Red Sox’s 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays that ended the Rays’ nine-game winning streak. Tazawa, who blew a ...

Uehara notches 20th save in triumph over Royals

Jul 20, 2014

Uehara notches 20th save in triumph over Royals

Rubby De La Rosa quietly walked up behind reporters waiting for him and went unnoticed before he got their attention. His actions are much louder on the Fenway Park mound. De La Rosa had another strong home start, going seven solid innings to lift ...

Uehara credited with win after Herrera's walk-off hit

Jul 6, 2014

Uehara credited with win after Herrera's walk-off hit

Koji Uehara was nearly perfect on Saturday, easily retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth inning and earning the win as the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in the first game of their double header. With the score tied ...

Former Texas players fuel Red Sox victory

May 12, 2014

Former Texas players fuel Red Sox victory

Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey felt right at home, putting on his boots and a wide-brim cowboy hat after another solid outing. With the Lone Star State native on the mound and a couple of former Rangers catchers getting run-producing hits, the Red ...

Apr 12, 2014

Uehara complains of stiff shoulder

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara missed a mound appearance against the New York Yankees Friday due to stiffness in his right shoulder, manager John Farrell revealed the same day. A decision on the next course of action will be made once his condition ...