Mike Napoli gave Boston Red Sox fans who were still up watching their team in the 11th inning a treat Tuesday.
His three-run home run traveled an astounding 451 feet and put Boston ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-4. It proved to be a critical blast because the Blue Jays scored three runs of their own in the bottom of the 11th. ESPN Stats & Info noted that it was business as usual for Napoli in Toronto:
Of the 6 longest HR of Mike Napoli's career, 4 have come at the Rogers Centre, including this one tonight pic.twitter.com/0K1D01a8sS— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 27, 2014
The moonshot was Napoli’s 16th home run of the season and pushed his RBI total to 50 as the Red Sox picked up the W.