Martinez went 2-for-4 with one run scored Monday against the Orioles. Martinez reached base in the fourth inning on a single, and he would later score Boston's only run of the day on a sacrifice fly. He's started the month of May 9-for-33 at the dish with one home run and six RBI in nine contests.
Martinez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two walks in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Tigers. The Red Sox didn't do much against Casey Mize over six innings, but they were able to get to the bullpen in the seventh, when Martinez delivered a game-tying blast. It was his league-high-tying 10th homer of the season, and his 29 RBI lead the majors. Martinez has hit safely in four of the last five contests, going 8-for-19 with three homers, eight RBI and six runs scored.
Martinez went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in Friday's 6-1 win over Texas. Martinez entered Friday in a mini 0-for-9 slump over his last three games but quickly put that behind him with a three-run blast in the first inning. He then cranked his second homer in the third, giving him nine long balls and 25 RBI through just 94 at-bats. The 33-year-old had seven home runs and 27 RBI in 211 at-bats during the 2020 season.
Martinez (illness) is batting third as the designated hitter Friday against the Rangers, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. The veteran slugger was expected to be out of Friday's starting nine after exiting Thursday's contest with migraine-related symptoms, but he won't end up being sidelined. Martinez is 0-for-9 with two walks and four strikeouts over the past three games.
Martinez (illness) will be sidelined Friday against the Rangers, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports. Martinez was removed from Thursday's game with "migraine-related symptoms." Manager Alex Cora did not offer further details on Martinez's condition, but he did already rule the star slugger out of Friday's lineup.
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