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Mike Napoli Injury: Texas Catcher Stays In The Game Despite Ankle Injury


Mike Napoli injured his ankle while rounding the bag on Colby Lewis bunt attempt in the fourth inning. Ron Washington and the Texas trainer came out to check on Napoli who opted to remain in the game. Napoli came out in the bottom half of the inning and took his place behind the plate. 

Napoli has the biggest hit in the game thus far with his fourth inning RBI double that gave the Rangers the lead at 3-2. Napoli had the game winning hit in Game 5 for the Rangers and has hit .327 with three homers and 15 RBI's coming into tonight's game in the postseason.

Texas can ill afford to lose Napoli who has been excellent both with the bat and behind the plate in the series.

For more on the 2011 World Series, Texas Rangers' fans should check out Lone Star Ball and St. Louis Cardinals fans should join the conversation at Viva El Birdos 

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.