In just his second game and third at-bat this spring, Mike Napoli, leading off the second inning, gave the Red Sox the lead, turning on a 2-and-1 fastball from Yankees starter Adam Warren and depositing it well beyond the center field fence for his first home run.

“On pitches he gets extended out over the plate, he’s done that many times and we’re hopeful he’ll do that many times this year,” said manager John Farrell. “But just tremendous power to all fields. And when he gets extended on some pitches away from him, he can do a lot of damage.”

Napoli’s blast wouldn’t hold up, as the Sox lost, 5-2. But it was a glimpse of what a healthy Napoli -- who went 1-for-2 in the game, and is now 2-for-4 overall -- can do for the team.

“I think we’ve seen a lot of them go that way and really far over time,” Farrell said. “More than anything , it’s just good to see him swing the bat. In a very brief look with getting on the field recently he’s gaining comfort each day he works at first base. I think the fact he had a number of plays [in his first game Friday] night, it has allowed him to settle in a little bit quicker than maybe otherwise would have been the case if he didn’t’ get any plays. But for two games, four at-bats, we probably couldn’t ask for a whole lot more right now.”