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Red Sox manager John Farrell willing to use Koji Uehara for more than three outs if necessary

World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox reacts against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning of Game Two of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Closer and ALCS MVP Koji Uehara didn’t have to throw too many pitches last night. He had tossed his third pitch of the night when Jon Jay hit the infamous ground ball to Dustin Pedroia, starting the chain of events that led to the walk-off obstruction call. As a result, Red Sox manager John Farrell said he is willing to use Uehara for more than three outs in Game 4 if the need arises, per Alex Speier on Twitter.

Uehara last pitched more than one inning in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Tigers. During the regular season, he did it nine times, allowing a run in just one of those nine appearances.

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