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Junichi Tazawa embracing his postseason role

If Junichi Tazawa needed a reminder of how crucial the moment was in the eighth inning of the Red Sox Division Series-clinching win over the Rays, all he had to do was look to his right.

The Red Sox had just rallied to go up by a run on the Rays, and manager John Farrell needed his relievers to make sure that lead held up.

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