Monday, April 22, 2013
Bailey, Napoli are Co-Players of Week
Red Sox right-hander Andrew Bailey and first baseman Mike Napoli were named American League Co-Players of the Week.
Bailey went 1-0 with three saves, one walk and eight strikeouts over five innings in five appearances.
Napoli batted .345 (10-for-29) with five doubles, a triple, a homer and 10 RBIs over seven games. He hit the game-winning double to score Dustin Pedroia to help the Red Sox edge the Rays 3-2 on Patriots Day. It was Napoli’s third career game-winning hit, and gave Bailey his first win of the season.
It's just the third time Red Sox players have shared the weekly honor, joining Mike Lowell and David Ortiz (August 2007) along with Pedro Martinez and Trot Nixon (July 2002).