Tribe’s Mike Napoli hits homer for fan starting chemo

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CLEVELAND– Indians first baseman Mike Napoli had a special moment with a fan before Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers.

During batting practice, Kat Heintzelman was holding a sign, which read, “Chemo starts tomorrow– Mike Napoli, can I get a hug and a homer?” Heintzelman, a Youngstown native, is a Tribe quarter season ticket holder.

Napoli posed for pictures and Heintzelman got her hug. The home run came in the sixth inning.

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Nap’s solo shot was his 11th homer of the season.

The Indians scored just one other run against the Rangers. Tribe manager Terry Francona was ejcted during Cleveland’s 9-2 loss. The two teams play again on Tuesday at 6:10 p.m.

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