Having entered the weekend series with six home runs and a major league-leading 31 RBIs, Mike Napoli was off to a start for the Red Sox that couldn’t have been much hotter.
His former Rangers teammate, Adrian Beltre, had seen him do the same thing that first year in Texas. He just doesn’t want to see him do it this weekend.
“It was good to see him again,” Beltre said. “Napoli’s a great guy and we’re happy for him. He’s off to a good start and hopefully, he’ll keep it — after he leaves this city.”
On Friday night, Beltre was the one doing the damage. His four hits, including a bases-loaded double in the fourth, fueled the Rangers’ 18-hit, 7-0 runaway over the Sox.