Martinez went 3-for-4 with an RBI against the A's on Sunday. The veteran DH is not showing signs of slowing down of late. Martinez has hit safely in eight of the past 10 games, and he's gone 13-for-27 (.481) with two homers and eight RBI in his current hitting streak.
Martinez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a 12-3 loss to the As on Saturday. VMart has gone 10-for-23 (.435) with two home runs and seven RBI in his last six games. His 29 RBI this season are third on the Tigers. The home run was his seventh of the season.
Martinez went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI and his sixth home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Rays. He'd gone nearly a month without putting a ball in the bleachers, but otherwise Martinez has enjoyed a solid May, slashing .329/.375/.397 in 73 at-bats. He remains a key part of a Tigers' offense that has begun firing on all cylinders lately.
Martinez is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, batting cleanup as the Tigers' DH. Manager Brad Ausmus gave Martinez the day off Wednesday before a travel day, so V-Mart will be well-rested heading into Friday's series opener against the Rays. Martinez has struggled in his home ballpark this season, batting just .207 with an OPS of .678, so he'll look to get back into a rhythm Friday when he faces right-hander Matt Andriese.
Martinez was scratched from Wednesday's lineup in order to get an extra day of rest. The move to scratch Martinez from the lineup on getaway day will afford the veteran an extra day of rest before the Tigers return to action Friday against the Rays. Steven Moya will take Martinez's spot at DH for Wednesday's game against Ricky Nolasco and the Twins.
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