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Christopher L. Gasper

Mike Napoli key to Red Sox’ surge

DETROIT — Mike Napoli is paying the Red Sox back for all those years he tortured them with his bat.

When he was in other uniforms in Southern California and Texas, Napoli feasted on the Sons of Fenway to the tune of 15 home runs, which prior to this season was the most he had hit against any team in his big league career.

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