Mike Napoli

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Bullpen Phone Screwup Costs Cardinals Game 5

La Russa's calls went unheeded thanks to loud crowd

(Newser) - Nobody loves working pitching matchups like Tony La Russa, so it was a bit surprising when he let lefty Marc Rzepczynski in to pitch to Mike Napoli with the bases loaded last night. Napoli knocked a double off him, scoring what would be the two winning runs. But what happened... More »

Angels Finally Avert Sweep, Stay Alive in 12

(Newser) - Francisco Rodriguez's biggest save of a record-breaking season came in a tie game. Rodriguez wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th inning, Mike Napoli hit two early homers before scoring the go-ahead run in the 12th and the Los Angeles Angels avoided another playoff sweep by beating the... More »

Santana Pitches Angels Past Rangers

LA breaks slump against Texas, which had won seven of eight

(Newser) - Ervin Santana rebounded from a three-run first to pitch seven strong innings, Mike Napoli homered and Los Angeles handed the Texas Rangers their fourth straight loss, 7-4 Monday night. Closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in five chances for the Angels, who had lost seven... More »

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