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Napoli, Carp possible for Tuesday

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 16, 2013 07:00 PM

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BALTIMORE — A few updates before leaving Camden Yards:

• Mike Napoli came out of Thursday’s game in the third inning because of an illness and hasn’t played since. He was scheduled for further tests in Boston on Sunday but showed significant improvement. John Farrell said he hopes that Napoli will be able to play on Tuesday.

• Mike Carp left the game in the seventh inning with a tight right hamstring. He was injured going to second base after a double to left field. “I think it’s more of a cramp than anything else. Based on how I feel and what the medical people said, it’s not something serious,” Carp said.

Carp had strength testing done when he came out and it was close to normal.

“Hopefully with the day off, he’d be available again on Tuesday,” Farrell said. “It wasn’t a pull, it was more of a cramping sensation. Probably because of the humidity.”

• Daniel Nava batted third for the first time this season and the fourth time in his career. He was 0 for 4, although he did drive a ball to the wall in left field in the sixth inning. Nava is 1 for 15 without a RBI batting third.

• Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado doubled in the first inning to extend his hit streak to 14 games. He has 32 doubles this season. The Baltimore record is 56 by Brian Roberts in 2009. Earl Webb of the Red Sox set the major league record of 67 in 1931. The 20-year-old Machado was 9 for 19 in the series with four doubles and three RBIs.

• Jose Iglesias started at second base for the first time in his career. He handled three chances without any issues and was 1 for 4 at the plate. That extended his hitting streak to 17 games, the longest for a rookie in the majors this season. Iglesias is 26 of 61 (.426) in his streak with six extra-base hits and eight runs scored.

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