Napoli home run gives Red Sox 1-0 lead

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Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli broke the scoreless in the seventh with a thundering solo shot to left-center off of Justin Verlander:

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The home run gives Boston a 1-0 lead and breaks a streak of 33⅓ scoreless postseason innings from Verlander.

Fittingly, the dinger came just a few pitches after a replay from FOX of Napoli's first big-league home run (in his first at-bat) back in 2006. That one came off of Verlander too.

John Lackey has shut down Detroit through six, but the Tigers are just one good swing away from tying things up.

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