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Watch Mike Napoli Hit 460-Foot Rocket for HR in ALCS Game 5

Doug MeadCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2013

On a cold and overcast night in Detroit, the ball doesn't travel quite as far as it would on a summer's night in June. But Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli treated the baseball like it was June. 

On a pitch right down the middle from Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez, Napoli absolutely crushed a ball an estimated 460 feet to straightaway center field.

The shot landed in the shrubbery some 40 feet behind the 420-foot sign in the deepest part of Comerica Park, giving the Red Sox an early 1-0 lead. 

According to ESPN, it wasn't the first time Napoli had launched a ball that far this season:

Fans on Twitter were in complete awe of the moonshot as well:

The solo blast led to a three-run inning for the Red Sox against Sanchez, who no-hit Boston for six innings in Game 1. 

What a difference a day makes.

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