ANAHEIM -- The Rangers' Mike Napoli started for the second straight day at designated hitter, one day after hitting two home runs against the Angels on Saturday. Yorvit Torrealba, who had three hits on Saturday, was back at catcher. Manager Ron Washington said that the two will be sharing time behind the plate when the Rangers get back to Texas and start playing in the intense summer heat again. "I just want to give [Napoli] one more day off his legs," Washington said. "Both of them will have to get in that heat when we get back."
Napoli had one hit and two RBIs in his last 25 games before hitting two home runs on Saturday, He also had three hits on Friday night. "I definitely feel better," Napoli said. "I've been working hard in batting practice and working hard in the cage. I've been putting the work in, I just haven't been carrying it into the game. I'm just trying to relax and have good at-bats." Napoli now has three multiple home run games against the Angels since joining the Rangers in 2011. In 14 games against the Angels in Anaheim, Napoli was hittiing .434 (23-53) with eight home runs and 12 RBIs entering Sunday night's series finale.