Baseball: Red Sox pitcher Sawamura only Japanese in MLB playoffs

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Relief pitcher Hirokazu Sawamura will be the sole Japanese player on a 2021 MLB playoff team after helping the Boston Red Sox clinch the top American League wild card slot on Sunday. The 33-year-old right-hander pitched 1-2/3 scoreless innings as the Red Sox rallied to defeat the Washington Nationals 7-5 and secure a postseason berth on the final day of the regular season. One of 10 playoff-bound teams, the Red Sox will host the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on Tuesday in the AL Wild Card Game, with the winner advancing to the best-of-five divisional series against the Tampa Bay Rays, beginn...

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