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Koji Uehara finds a home with Red Sox

Boston’s closer owns the ninth inning. If he keeps it up, he’ll own this town.

He walks the streets of Boston anonymously, no autograph seekers in his wake. Only in recent weeks have the souvenir stands at Fenway Park sold T-shirts bearing his name and number 19.

Not even his favorite Japanese barbecue restaurant in Boston saves a table for Koji Uehara, the nearly perfect pitcher of the Red Sox and the most valuable player of this surprising season.

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