Party at Napoli's: 2nd HR ends Rangers' 5-2 win over Padres

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Party at Napoli's - Texas Rangers style.

Mike Napoli homered twice, including a game-ending three-run shot , as the Rangers rallied late for a 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.

''A lot of fun,'' Napoli said. ''The at-bat before felt pretty good. It was a feeling I've been looking for for a long time. And in that last at-bat, I was just trying to repeat it.''

The Rangers had been held scoreless by San Diego lefty starter Clayton Richard until Napoli hit a 433-foot homer to left on the first pitch of the eighth inning, a hanging slider.

''Literally one mistake all day, to Napoli,'' Padres manager Andy Green said.

Napoli topped that with a 448-foot shot, his seventh of the season, into the club-level seats higher in left field to end a four-run ninth off Padres closer Brandon Maurer (0-2).

''That's what we know he's capable of,'' said shortstop Elvis Andrus, who scored the tying run before Napoli's blast. ''Sometimes you just need a couple of good games like that. The trust is coming back. The swing is coming back.''

''Party at Napoli's'' became a team rallying cry for the AL champion Cleveland Indians last season, when Napoli hit a career-high 34 homers. After Cleveland didn't re-sign him, Napoli is hitting just .172 so far in his third stint in Texas.

His 15th career multihomer game came on the same day the Rangers started selling ''Party at Napoli's'' T-shirts at the ballpark for $32 a pop, with some of the proceeds going to charity. More than 300 of the shirts were sold and the team was already ordering more.

MLB stats measured the exit velocity of the game-winner at 111 mph. It was the fourth time in Napoli's career to end a game with a homer.

Andrus started the ninth-inning rally with a one-out single before Jonathan Lucroy followed with his third hit, looping a single that dropped just in front of diving center fielder Manual Margot. Rougned Odor then singled through the left side of the infield to drive home Andrus with the tying run and bring Napoli to the plate.

Sam Dyson (1-4), the demoted Rangers closer, worked around two hits in a scoreless ninth.

Martin Perez scattered seven hits over 6 1-3 innings with three strikeouts and two walks, one of those intentional. The Rangers lefty avoided becoming the majors' first six-game loser when his team rallied late.

Richard struck out four with one walk while allowing five hits pitching into the eighth.

COULD HAVE BEEN MORE

After Tony Barnette relieved Perez with the bases loaded in the seventh, Margot hit a deep sacrifice fly for a 2-0 Padres lead. Speedy left fielder Delino DeShields went a long way to make a running catch in the gap near the warning track, a catch that prevented more runs from scoring.

SPIKED AT THIRD

Austin Hedges had his right hand stepped on while sliding into third base in the seventh before scoring on Margot's sac fly. Pete Kozma made a diving backhanded stop well behind third base when Luis Sardinas hit a chopper down the line. Kozma quickly shuffled to his feet hoping to get a forceout, but instead stepped on Hedges' hand that was already on the bag. ''Got spiked, a little bit of blood, but he's fine,'' Green said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Lefty reliever Jose Torres was available to pitch a night after a comebacker measured at 105 mph struck him flush just above his right wrist. ''His throwing hand is fine,'' Green said. ''If it had caught off the bone, he wouldn't have had a chance.''

Rangers: 3B Adrian Beltre, who hasn't played yet this season because of calf issues, took batting practice on the field for the first time since he re-aggravated the muscle three weeks ago. Beltre also took some groundballs, but still hasn't run at full speed.

UP NEXT

Padres: Jhoulys Chacin (3-3), in his 10th major league season, makes his first career appearance against the Chicago White Sox. That will leave only two MLB teams he has never faced: Colorado and Toronto.

Rangers: Andrew Cashner looks for his first win with the Rangers in the opener of a weekend series at home against the Oakland Athletics. Cashner (0-3) has a 2.63 ERA in his five starts, but has gotten no run support (1.65 runs per start).

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  • HR: TEX - M. Napoli 2 (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF30010012.266.314.399.7130.5
M. Szczur LF41100004.286.323.357.6802.0
W. Myers 1B40100010.299.325.558.8820.5
Y. Solarte DH40100012.256.324.364.6880.5
R. Schimpf 3B40110001.173.307.452.7592.0
A. Hedges C41100003.184.241.417.6592.0
E. Aybar SS30100000.217.300.368.6680.0
H. Renfroe RF20100200.206.241.351.5923.0
L. Sardinas 2B40200001.195.250.195.4452.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. DeShields LF40000031.217.295.290.585-1.5
    S. Choo RF40000010.259.371.411.782-0.5
    E. Andrus SS41100000.277.327.453.7792.0
    J. Lucroy C40300000.253.306.363.6693.0
    J. Gallo PR01000000.200.303.539.8421.0
    R. Odor 2B41210002.203.245.378.6233.0
    M. Napoli DH32242100.172.237.375.61215.0
    C. Gomez CF30100011.221.316.389.7052.5
    R. Rua 1B30000011.164.220.291.511-0.5
    P. Kozma 3B30000001.071.235.071.3070.0
      BATTING
      • SF - M. Margot (2)
      • SH - E. Aybar
      • RBI - M. Margot (12), R. Schimpf (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Schimpf (4)
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Napoli 2 (7)
      • RBI - R. Odor (17), M. Napoli 4 (17)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - E. Aybar
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gomez (4)
      • CS - R. Odor (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Richard7.05111414.340.8619.0
      B. Hand (H, 4)1.00000201.370.004.0
      B. Maurer (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.14440014.6112.00-13.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Richard7.0
      B. Hand (H, 4)1.0
      B. Maurer (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Perez6.17222303.891.4211.5
      T. Barnette1.20000004.850.003.0
      S. Dyson (W, 1-4)1.020000011.572.008.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Perez6.1
      T. Barnette1.2
      S. Dyson (W, 1-4)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Hand
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 90-64, B. Hand 12-7, B. Maurer 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 9-6
      • Batters Faced - C. Richard 25, B. Hand 3, B. Maurer 5
      PITCHING
      • IBB - M. Perez (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Perez 90-58, T. Barnette 13-10, S. Dyson 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Perez 10-5, T. Barnette 2-3, S. Dyson 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Perez 27, T. Barnette 5, S. Dyson 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Margot CF30010012.266.314.399.7130.5
      M. Szczur LF41100004.286.323.357.6802.0
      W. Myers 1B40100010.299.325.558.8820.5
      Y. Solarte DH40100012.256.324.364.6880.5
      R. Schimpf 3B40110001.173.307.452.7592.0
      A. Hedges C41100003.184.241.417.6592.0
      E. Aybar SS30100000.217.300.368.6680.0
      H. Renfroe RF20100200.206.241.351.5923.0
      L. Sardinas 2B40200001.195.250.195.4452.0
      Total3229202313-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. DeShields LF40000031.217.295.290.585-1.5
        S. Choo RF40000010.259.371.411.782-0.5
        E. Andrus SS41100000.277.327.453.7792.0
        J. Lucroy C40300000.253.306.363.6693.0
        J. Gallo PR01000000.200.303.539.8421.0
        R. Odor 2B41210002.203.245.378.6233.0
        M. Napoli DH32242100.172.237.375.61215.0
        C. Gomez CF30100011.221.316.389.7052.5
        R. Rua 1B30000011.164.220.291.511-0.5
        P. Kozma 3B30000001.071.235.071.3070.0
        Total325952166-----
          BATTING
          • SF - M. Margot (2)
          • SH - E. Aybar
          • RBI - M. Margot (12), R. Schimpf (18)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Schimpf (4)
          BATTING
          • HR - M. Napoli 2 (7)
          • RBI - R. Odor (17), M. Napoli 4 (17)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - E. Aybar
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - C. Gomez (4)
          • CS - R. Odor (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Richard7.05111414.340.8619.0
          B. Hand (H, 4)1.00000201.370.004.0
          B. Maurer (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.14440014.6112.00-13.0
          Total8.1955162---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Richard7.0
          B. Hand (H, 4)1.0
          B. Maurer (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.1
          Total8.1
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Perez6.17222303.891.4211.5
          T. Barnette1.20000004.850.003.0
          S. Dyson (W, 1-4)1.020000011.572.008.0
          Total9.0922230---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Perez6.1
          T. Barnette1.2
          S. Dyson (W, 1-4)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - B. Hand
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 90-64, B. Hand 12-7, B. Maurer 15-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 9-6
          • Batters Faced - C. Richard 25, B. Hand 3, B. Maurer 5
          PITCHING
          • IBB - M. Perez (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Perez 90-58, T. Barnette 13-10, S. Dyson 17-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Perez 10-5, T. Barnette 2-3, S. Dyson 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Perez 27, T. Barnette 5, S. Dyson 4
          • 9TH INNING
            Napoli homered to left, Gallo and Odor scored25
            Odor singled to left, Andrus scored, Gallo to second22
          • 8TH INNING
            Napoli homered to left center21
          • 7TH INNING
            Margot hit sacrifice fly to left, Hedges scored20
          • 1ST INNING
            Schimpf singled to left, Szczur scored, Myers to second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • S. Dyson Pitching:
            • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Hedges grounded out to third
            • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Aybar singled to right
            • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Aybar caught stealing, catcher to second, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Renfroe singled to center
            • L. Sardinas: Ball, Sardinas grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Maurer Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo flied out to left
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Andrus singled to center
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lucroy singled to center, Andrus to third
            • R. Odor: Odor singled to left, Andrus scored, Gallo to second
            • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Napoli homered to left, Gallo and Odor scored
          • 8TH INNING
            • T. Barnette Pitching:
            • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Myers grounded out to pitcher
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte fouled out to catcher
            • R. Schimpf: Foul, Strike looking, Schimpf grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Richard Pitching:
            • M. Napoli: Napoli homered to left center
            • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gomez singled to center
            • R. Rua: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Rua struck out looking
            • P. Kozma: Ball, Ball, Gomez to third on wild pitch, Kozma lined out to shortstop
            • D. DeShields: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hedges singled to right
            • E. Aybar: Pickoff attempt, Aybar hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Hedges to second
            • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Renfroe intentionally walked
            • L. Sardinas: Ball, Sardinas reached on an infield single to third, Hedges to third, Renfroe to second
            • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Margot hit sacrifice fly to left, Hedges scored
            • M. Szczur: Szczur lined out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Richard Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Choo grounded out to third
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Andrus grounded out to third
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy singled to right center
            • R. Odor: Foul, Odor flied out to right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
            • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Schimpf lined out to third
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Richard Pitching:
            • R. Rua: Ball, Foul, Rua grounded out to shortstop
            • P. Kozma: Kozma grounded out to second
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, DeShields struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • E. Aybar: Aybar grounded out to third
            • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Renfroe walked
            • L. Sardinas: Strike looking, Sardinas singled to right, Renfroe to second
            • M. Margot: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Margot grounded out to pitcher, Renfroe to third, Sardinas to second
            • M. Szczur: Szczur grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Richard Pitching:
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Odor reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Napoli: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Odor picked off at second, pitcher to first, Napoli popped out to second
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gomez struck out looking
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Solarte singled to left
            • R. Schimpf: Strike swinging, Ball, Schimpf reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Solarte out at second
            • A. Hedges: Hedges grounded into double play second to third to first, Schimpf out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Richard Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Andrus flied out to left
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to first
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • M. Margot: Ball, Margot popped out to second
            • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Szczur grounded out to shortstop
            • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Myers grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Richard Pitching:
            • R. Rua: Rua grounded out to shortstop
            • P. Kozma: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Kozma flied out to center
            • D. DeShields: Ball, DeShields grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • E. Aybar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Aybar grounded out to second
            • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Renfroe flied out to right
            • L. Sardinas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sardinas grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Richard Pitching:
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy singled to center
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Odor lined into double play first, Lucroy out at first
            • M. Napoli: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Napoli walked
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gomez lined out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
            • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Szczur singled to right center
            • W. Myers: Ball, Myers singled to left, Szczur to second
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Solarte flied out to center
            • R. Schimpf: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Schimpf singled to left, Szczur scored, Myers to second
            • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Hedges lined out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Richard Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Choo grounded out to third
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)