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Koji Uehara shows nobody's perfect

After being automatic much of season, Red Sox closer yields walk-off homer

Updated: October 8, 2013, 10:20 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Well, glad we got that cleared up.

"He's not from another planet," David Ortiz said.

No, but for the better part of three months, Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara had pitched like he was not of this world. A Japanese-made droid, perhaps, programmed only to throw strikes, with an unhittable splitter Sox catcher David Ross calls the "invisiball," because most hitters can't believe their lying eyes when it vanishes from sight.

Which made it all the more ...

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