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Mike Napoli has used a strong showing in the ALDS to turn himself into a candidate for the team MVP.
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Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said a doctor checked on catcher Mike Napoli after Tuesday's game and that he was fine.
The next time Sean Rodriguez and Mike Napoli run into each other, it might be over a meal and the former Angels teammates may joke about what happened.
Nothing funny about their body-jarring crash this week. But these are the playoffs, and home-plate smashups are part of the game.
''There have been collisions in this postseason, they've been ringing a few bells,'...
Mike Napoli leads off the bottom of the second with a single, for the Rangers first hit of the game. David Murphy then hits a one-out triple to the wall in right-center, and Mike Napoli just beats the throw for the first run of the game. The Rangers lead the Tigers 1-0.
Update: With two out, Ian Kinsler singles home David Murphy, and the Rangers lead 2-0.
That’s all the Rangers...
Adrian Beltre most likely wouldn't have been around to hit three home runs in the AL division series-clinching victory for Texas had Cliff Lee agreed to a big contract and stayed with the Rangers last winter. Beltre's big bat and slick fielding and a breakout season by catcher-first baseman Mike Napoli, the other key offseason addition, certainly helped the Rangers get over...
A position-by-position breakdown of the Tigers-Rangers series:
CATCHER: Alex Avila vs. Mike Napoli
Napoli had a big finish to the season, helping the Rangers take home-field advantage away from the Tigers, but he's been a quality hitter all season. He hit 30 regular-season homers to go with a .320 batting average. He kept it going in Texas' four-game victory over Tampa...
After watching the second half of the season that Mike Napoli had, it'd be hard to think of anyone else more worthy of being the most valuable player to the Texas Rangers this season, in which they set a club record for wins in a season with 96.
Unfortunately for Napoli's chances, he's teammates with Michael Young. And Harold Reynolds, of MLB Network, said after Tuesday...
Adrian Beltre's big bat and slick fielding and a breakout season by catcher-first baseman Mike Napoli, the other key offseason addition, certainly helped the Rangers get over losing ace left-hander Cliff Lee.