Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Postseason baseball is always about the pitching.  But this is getting ridiculous.  The Boston Red Sox seemed hard pressed to put together a string of hits against former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander, so Mike Napoli took matters into his own hands.  Watch as he turns around a 96 MPH Verlander fastball and places it over the fence for the only run of the game (via MLB.com): All that was missing was a bullpen cop thrusting his arms in the air.  Justin Verlander had been all but untouchable with no earned runs in his last 5 starts, spanning 33 innings.  It just takes one, as former All-Star Napoli found out.  Mike Napoli also hit his first career home run off of Verlander in his first major league at bat in 2006. The win gives the Red Sox a 2-1 ALCS lead, with two more games in Detroit, then two in Boston should it go that far. - David Whitlock Be sure to like our Facebook Page Or follow us on Twitter - David Whitlock Follow @lhd_on_sports - Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball - Sports-Kings Follow @realsportskings The post VIDEO: Mike Napoli takes Justin Verlander deep to give Red Sox only run of game appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

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