Mike Napoli A Fitting Trade Deadline Day Hero In Red Sox’s Win Over Rays

BOSTONAsk Mike Napoli, and he’ll tell you it was business as usual. Think about it logically, and it’s hard to imagine the Red Sox first baseman’s mind didn’t wander, if only for a minute.

Napoli’s name was penciled into the Red Sox’s starting lineup Friday despite constant trade rumors leading up to the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. As the deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET, his name remained in the lineup, which was a good thing for Boston. The...

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