As a visitor at Fenway, Napoli owned a .306 batting average in 19 career games, when he clubbed seven homers, drove in 17 runs and posted a 1.107 OPS. Time and time again, he had crushed the spirits of the Red Sox and their fans. So it made sense for the Sox to want him on their side, and this year, he’s come as advertised.
His latest clutch hit came Sunday night — well, early Monday morning — in a game that seemed destined to never end. A somewhat sloppy game between the Sox and Yankees could not be decided in nine innings, and the game pressed on into the early hours of the morning with an impressive number of fans still in their seats at Fenway "
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BOSTON -- Mike Napoli’s dip in production in June and July, coupled with a day off Saturday, sparked another round of questions for the Boston Red Sox first baseman. How is the hip? Are you feeling OK? Do you think you can come out of this?Read more
You see us out there going crazy and ripping each other’s jerseys ... we keep coming and that’s kind of the characteristic of this team.” Napoli provided “both sides of the coin” — to steal a phrase from Farrell — in Sunday’s rubber match.Read more
Neither activity was what the Yankees were looking for from their two highest-profile players, both of whom are in their late 30s. But it is what the team has come to expect in a season defined by an unending string of injuries. In their 98th ...Read more
It was Napoli’s second homer of the game, which lasted 4 hours, 46 minutes, and it came off Adam Warren, who came in to start the inning. “We were trying to go down and away with a fastball to him,” Yankees catcher Chris Stewart said. “(Warren) ...Read more