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Dream season keeps getting better

At this pace, Mike Napoli's heroics no longer come as much of a surprise

Updated: October 2, 2011, 3:44 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- With the bases loaded and none out in the fourth inning, more than 50,000 Texas Rangers fans began chanting, "Na-po-li! Na-po-li! Na-po-li!"

It was the first time Mike Napoli ever heard a crowd chant his name. At this rate, it won't be the last.

Napoli delivered the biggest hit of the Rangers' season, a two-run single that tied the score and propelled Texas to a must-have 8-6 win Saturday over the Tampa Bay Rays.

He later singled and scored in the sixth ...

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