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  • Masahiro Tanaka Exceeding Expectations With Yankees, Even for $155 Million

    By Dave Sheinin April 25 (Washington Post) -- BOSTON – On the day he would put on the pinstripes for the first time, at his introductory news conference at Yankee Stadium, pitcher Masahiro Tanaka arrived at the airport in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which he had chartered from Tokyo for $195,000. It could accommodate 200 passengers, but on that day held only six: Tanaka, his pop-star wife, a trio of representatives and a brown poodle named Haru. For New York Yankees fans, the only appropriate response was a roll of the eyes and a pointed question: Is this guy too soft to cut it here? The answer, four games into Tanaka's major league career, arrived in the fourth inning Tuesday night at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox had just cut a four-run lead in half with back-to-back, one-out homers, the first a 482-foot moon-shot by David Ortiz that featured a pimp-job pose-and-stroll by the burly slugger, the second a screaming missile by Mike Napoli that was

  • Red Sox Land Mike Napoli With $39 Million Contract, MLB.com Says

    The Boston Red Sox signed former Texas Rangers catcher and first baseman Mike Napoli to a three- year, $39 million contract, MLB.com said, adding a slugger who’s hit a combined 54 home runs over the past two Major League Baseball seasons.

  • Red Sox Sign Napoli to Three-Year, $39 Million Deal, ESPN Says

    Free agent Mike Napoli agreed on a three-year, $39 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, ESPN reported today.

  • Red Sox Beat Yankees 8-7 on Napoli’s Home Run in 11th Inning

    Mike Napoli belted a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to an 8-7 win over the New York Yankees and a third series win against their division rivals this season.

  • Mike Napoli Hits Grand Slam in Red Sox’s 11-1 Rout of Yankees

    Mike Napoli hit his second grand slam of the season to propel the Boston Red Sox to their 11-1 rout of the New York Yankees last night in a Major League Baseball game.

  • Cardinals at World Series Brink as Red Sox Beat Tigers

    The St. Louis Cardinals drew within one win of reaching the World Series and the Boston Red Sox moved a step closer to joining them there.

  • U.S. Budget Talks, Merkel, Chinese Exports: Week Ahead Dec. 7-14

    U.S. Senate and House negotiators face a Dec. 13 deadline to reach a compromise on a proposed budget.

  • Red Sox Take World Series Opener 8-1; Cardinals’ Beltran Is Hurt

    Mike Napoli hit a three-run double and Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Boston Red Sox won the opening game of Major League Baseball’s World Series 8-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • Red Sox Defeat Tigers 4-3 to Take 3-2 Lead in MLB Playoff Series

    Mike Napoli hit a home run and scored on a wild pitch to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win against the Detroit Tigers that moved them within one win of advancing to Major League Baseball’s World Series.

  • Red Sox Top Cardinals 8-1 in World Series; Beltran Hurt

    Mike Napoli’s three-run double in the first inning started the Boston Red Sox to an 8-1 defeat of the St. Louis Cardinals in the opening game of the World Series.

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