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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