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Boston nabs Grapefruit League victory over St. Louis

Boston nabs Grapefruit League victory over St. Louis

Mike Napoli's three-run shot was one of three Boston longballs in a 10-5 Grapefruit League victory over St. Louis on Monday.
MLB: Boston 6, St. Louis 1

MLB: Boston 6, St. Louis 1

BOSTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino's three-run double in the third started Boston on its way to a 6-1 win over St. Louis Wednesday and its third World Series title in a decade.
MLB: Boston 8, St. Louis 1

MLB: Boston 8, St. Louis 1

BOSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Mike Napoli made St. Louis pay for an outbreak of poor fielding Wednesday, igniting Boston to an 8-1 win over the Cardinals that opened the 109th World Series.
Farrell keeps 11 pitchers for Boston's World Series roster

Farrell keeps 11 pitchers for Boston's World Series roster

BOSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell will keep the same 25-man roster, including 11 pitchers, for the World Series that helped the team win the ALCS.
MLB: Boston 4, Detroit 3

MLB: Boston 4, Detroit 3

DETROIT, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Koji Uehara retired all five men he faced Thursday to preserve a 4-3 win for Boston over Detroit that moved the Red Sox to the brink of the World Series.
MLB: Boston 1, Detroit 0

MLB: Boston 1, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Mike Napoli clubbed a seventh-inning homer for the game's only run Tuesday and the Boston Red Sox grabbed a 2-1 ALCS lead with a 1-0 defeat of Detroit.

MLB: Boston 12, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava's three-run homer got Boston off to a quick start Friday and the Red Sox clinched home field advantage in the playoffs by downing Baltimore 12-3.

MLB: Boston 9, New York Yankees 2

BOSTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Mike Napoli clubbed a two-run homer and Clay Buchholz went six innings Sunday to help the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 9-2 for a series sweep.

MLB: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3 (10 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A grand slam Mike Carp in the 10th inning Wednesday propelled the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Boston 13, New York Yankees 9

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Jonny Gomes collected four RBI and Mike Napoli hit two home runs Saturday to help the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 13-9.

MLB: Boston 12, New York Yankees 8

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Mike Napoli touched off a Boston comeback and Shane Victorino kept it going Friday to rally the Red Sox past the New York Yankees 12-8.

MLB: Boston 9, New York Yankees 8 (10 innings)

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning Thursday, boosting Boston to a 9-8 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Boston 20, Detroit 4

BOSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Will Middlebrooks hit a grand slam and David Ortiz drove in four runs with two homers Wednesday as part of Boston's 20-4 mauling of Detroit.

MLB: Boston 7, Chicago White Sox 2

BOSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jake Peavy limited his former White Sox teammates to two runs through seven innings Saturday, staking first-place Boston to a 7-2 victory over Chicago.

MLB: Boston 4, Chicago White Sox 3

BOSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Ryan Dempster won for the first time since being suspended and David Ortiz drove in the game-winner Friday in Boston's 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
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Michael Anthony Napoli (born October 31, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida) is a Major League Baseball catcher/first baseman with the Texas Rangers.

Napoli attended Charles Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He was drafted out of high school by the Anaheim Angels in the 17th round (500th overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft.

Napoli began his professional career with the rookie-level Butte Copper Kings, but sat out most of the year after suffering a lower back strain. He returned to the diamond in 2001 with the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes before transferring to Single-A Cedar Rapids. In 2002, he returned to Cedar Rapids, hitting .251 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI as the Kernels' primary designated hitter. He also started at catcher for 37 games. After being transferred to Rancho Cucamonga in 2003, Napoli only played 47 games after injuring his right shoulder.

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