Boston, USA — Boston Red Sox Japanese closer Koji Uehara was named the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series following the Red Sox’s dramatic come-from-behind 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6. Boston won the series 4 games to 2.
The Red Sox trailed 2-1 in the 7th inning before Shane Victorino hit a grand slam to give them a 5-2 lead.
Uehara was on the mound at the end of all 4 of Boston’s wins in the series, winning 1 game and saving 3. He allowed 0 runs in the series.
The series win sends the Red Sox to the World Series to play the St. Louis Cardinals, with Game 1 on Wednesday night in Boston.
Watch this video of Uehara getting the final out in Game 6 to clinch the series: