The Boston Red Sox lost a 4-3 stunner to the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Closer Koji Uehara took both the blown save and the loss in the books, but to say Sunday’s disaster wasn’t his fault is an understatement.
Ever the team player, though, Uehara shouldered the blame for allowing the Rangers to score the game-tying and game-winning runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
“I put extra pressure on myself to get out of that inning,” Uehara said, through an interpreter. “I wanted to have my teammates’ back. I wasn’t able to. It was my responsibility.”
Say what you will about Uehara’s performance, but at least he’s accountable.
Check out more from the 40-year-old in the video above.
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