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Koji Uehara records final out to clinch World Series (Video)

The Boston Red Sox completed a huge turnaround, going from last in the AL East last season to winning the World Series this year. They switched managers, dumped their big contracts and brought in several key pieces. And then everything just seemed to click.

What better represented the change of the organization than seeing John Lackey, who was dreadful last year and a disappointment in 2011, go 6.2 innings for the Game 6 win, and Koji Uehara, an underrated signing, close out the game?

With the exception of the walk-off home run allowed in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays, Uehara was almost flawless this season. It was fitting to see him whiff Matt Carpenter for the final out of the World Series, which marked the first time since 1918 that the Red Sox celebrated a World Series win at Fenway Park.

How can you not love a celebration like this?

Koji Uehara



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