Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli named AL Player of the Week following monster homestand

Ryan Hannable
May 26, 2015 - 11:40 am
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Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli's monster homestand has earned him American League Player of the Week for the week ending May 24. Napoli batted .429 (9-for-21) with six runs scored, five home runs and 10 RBI over six games to claim his third career AL weekly honor, last winning with the Red Sox on September 8, 2013. Napoli led all major league hitters in home runs, slugging percentage (1.190) and total bases (25). Among AL batters, he finished first in RBI, tied for first in on-base percentage (.500), tied for second in runs scored and fifth in batting average. By homering in three straight games, he became the first player since David Ortiz did from July 21-23, 2014 at Toronto (also four homers in three games). No Red Sox player had homered in at least three consecutive home games since Ortiz accomplished the feat from June 10-20, 2012, and he is the first to do so in three consecutive days at home since Jason Bay from August 10-12, 2009. For the season Napoli is now batting .211 with eight home runs. The first baseman raised his average 41 points during his impressive week. For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.

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