Mike Napoli is one of the most powerful hitters in the Red Sox lineup.
In the second inning of Game 5 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers, Boston’s first baseman sent an Anibal Sanchez pitch deep to center field and over the fence for a home run. It’s his second home run of the series, and the blast gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the ball traveled 460 feet before finally landing beyond the center field wall. He has four home runs of 460 feet or longer, which is the highest total among all Major League players this season.
Boston would tally two more runs in the inning.
Check out Napoli’s towering home run in GIF form below, courtesy of GIFDSports.