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Red Sox’ Mike Napoli looking to make more contact

MINNEAPOLIS — As general managers build their rosters, they are increasingly inclined to accept more strikeouts if it means a player gives them power.

Mike Napoli is a perfect example of that. Through Friday, he was tied for the most extra-base hits in the American League with 26 and was third in strikeouts with 57.

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