ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After Mike Napoli hit his long solo homer in the seventh to break a scoreless tie, he took a few seconds to watch it and then headed to first base. Angels starter Jered Weaver, not a fan of batters admiring homers -- as we've seen this season -- stared at Napoli as he started his trot.
Weaver appeared to say something to Napoli and Napoli appeared to bark back after the inning. Napoli knew Weaver wasn't thrilled with him, but didn't hear what was said.
"'What, you can't hit homers off him now?" Napoli said.
Weaver downplayed the incident with Angels beat writers after the game, saying the two were friends.
"It was just joking more than anything," Weaver said.
It was just a week and a half ago that Weaver was yelling at a few Tigers hitters and then hit Alex Avila, which forced him to miss a start because of a suspension.