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Plain Dealer 10 hours ago

Cleveland Indians slugger Mike Napoli hits home run for fan beginning chemotherapy

"I wish her luck with her chemo. To be able to hit a home run puts the cherry on top. Hopefully she has good spirits going into this. I'm happy I'm able to do something like that."
The Republican 13 hours ago
Mike Napoli: Like David Ortiz, ex-Boston Red Sox 1B Napoli also smashes homer for sick fan (VIDEO)

Mike Napoli: Like David Ortiz, ex-Boston Red Sox 1B Napoli also smashes homer for sick fan (VIDEO)

Former Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli, now with Terry Francona's Cleveland Indians, hit a homer from a fan Monday. It came off Texas Rangers' Derek Holland.
News-Herald May 30, 2016
Texas Rangers hand Josh Tomlin his first loss of season in 9-2 victory over Cleveland Indians

Texas Rangers hand Josh Tomlin his first loss of season in 9-2 victory over Cleveland Indians

Nomar Mazara hit a three-run homer, Ian Desmond had a two-run shot and the Rangers beat the Indians, 9-2, on May 30.Derek Holland (4-4) pitched six innings and gave up one run -- a solo homer by Mike Napoli -- to win for the first time since April 30.Josh Tomlin (7-1) lasted 3 2/3 innings and lost for the first time since Sept.
Columbus Dispatch May 30, 2016

Rangers 9, Indians 2 | Derek Holland tames Tribe

CLEVELAND -- Nomar Mazara hit a three-run homer, Ian Desmond had a two-run shot and the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 on Monday night. Former Newark High school star Derek Holland (4-4) pitched six innings and gave up one run -- a solo homer by Mike Napoli -- to win for the first time since April 30.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Akron Beacon Journal May 27, 2016

Indians notebook: Jose Ramirez sticking in fifth spot in lineup; Carlos Carrasco to make rehab start for Double-A Akron

CLEVELAND: Going into spring training, Jose Ramirez wasn’t the likeliest of hitters to be slotted into the middle of the Indians’ lineup on a regular basis. But two months into this season, he’s starting to stick in the No. 5 spot. Ramirez has batted everywhere in the lineup except the cleanup spot. With Michael Brantley still on the disabled list, Ramirez has found a temporary home as the No. 5 hitter behind Mike Napoli. Including Friday night, he’s hit fifth 12 times, twice as many starts this year as any other spot one-through-nine. How has Ramirez worked his way into such an...
Akron Beacon Journal May 25, 2016

Indians notebook: Effective base running paying dividends; Mike Napoli has memorably comedic slide

CHICAGO: The Indians don’t have many speedsters in their lineup, but one of their biggest strengths this season has been running the bases effectively. According to FanGraphs’ BsR (base running) measurement, which takes into account several aspects of base running, the Indians are third in baseball and first in the American League with 8.1 base running runs above average.Specifically, the Indians have been taking the extra base — like going from first to third on a single or scoring from first on a double — better than any team in baseball this season. Per Baseball-Reference, the...

Indians 1B Mike Napoli on his slide into third Tuesday night: ‘I’m not a graceful person’

Mike Napoli came away with a key hit in Tuesday’s 6-2 win against Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox, a two-RBI triple that put the Indians up 2-1. It also included an ending that Napoli will have to hear about for quite some time. As the ball rattled around in left-center field, Napoli turned for third, not something he normally does. His slide into third, to put it mildly, left something to be desired mechanically. Napoli ended up more-so falling to the ground face first. “I’m not a graceful person,” Napoli said Wednesday morning, laughing. “My hand just kind of got...
Plain Dealer May 20, 2016
Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox lineups for Friday night's game

Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox lineups for Friday night's game

Indians first baseman Mike Napoli returns to Fenway Park where he helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2013.
Akron Beacon Journal May 19, 2016

Indians notebook: Mike Clevinger handles nerves in debut; Mike Napoli and the low-and-away strike

CINCINNATI: It isn’t always easy being the new guy. Before Mike Clevinger ever had to face major league hitters in a regular-season game for the first time, he also had to overcome some serious nerves and get directions. Clevinger, according to Indians manager Terry Francona, first needed someone to help him get into Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati because he didn’t have a key card yet. Normally, that night’s starting pitcher should be able to easily get into the building. Then, the nerves. Clevinger had trouble settling his stomach and threw up for about 30 minutes. And when he...
Plain Dealer May 13, 2016

Cleveland Indians slugger Mike Napoli is seeing a ton of pitches, hitting some home runs and striking out quite often

Napoli has the third-highest strikeout percentage in the league, at 35 percent. For all of the pitches he sees, Napoli has earned a free pass in only 7.3 percent of his plate appearances.
Columbus Dispatch May 5, 2016

Indians 9, Tigers 4 | Brantley, Napoli deliver

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};CLEVELAND -- Michael Brantley was 4 for 5 with three RBI, Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and the Indians beat the Detroit Tigers for the sixth straight time this season, 9-4 on Thursday night.

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