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Napoli Home Run Helps Red Sox Beat Rays 7-5

Napoli Home Run Helps Red Sox Beat Rays 7-5

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Friday night. The Red Sox had already blown two leads when David Ortiz drew a two-out walk in the seventh inning and Napoli turned a one-run deficit into a 6-5 lead with a drive that landed on the ledge atop the 37-foot-high wall. The 33-year-old first baseman had been on the trading block as someone who would be more useful to a contender than Boston, headed to a second straight last-place finish. Another subject of trade talks, Alejandro de Aza, had two hits for...

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