Leyland: Uehara the most important player on Sox

Leyland: Uehara the most important player on Sox
October 19, 2013, 6:45 pm

PREGAME: GAME 6

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BOSTON -- Koji Uehara has made a lot of fans in Red Sox Nation with his 2013 performance. But he's also made one in the opposing dugout.

“It's been unbelievable," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said in admiration prior to Game 6. "He's been absolutely fantastic, you know.

"I don't know. I was reading a lot of the articles today about when they signed him, they probably in their own mind didn't anticipate this was going to happen. But sometimes it does. And they caught lightning in a bottle.

"He's been absolutely terrific, there's no question about that. And obviously his significance right now is probably as important as anybody they've got on their team.”