Martinez went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Rockies. The power binge continues for Martinez, who now has five homers in his last seven games. He's gone 9-for-28 and walked six times in that span, giving him a slash line of .321/.399/.541 through 41 games.
Martinez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Rockies. Martinez took Kyle Freeland deep in the third inning to record his eighth home run of the season. After a slow start in terms of power production, Martinez has now accounted for half of his home runs in the past six games. As a result, his season-long line has improved to .316/.393/.523 across 178 plate appearances.
Martinez went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs, three RBI and three runs in an 11-2 victory against the Mariners on Sunday. The 31-year-old entered Sunday significantly behind his home run pace from last season, but the two-bomb outing gets him nearly back on track. While Martinez may not be among the league leaders in homers, he's experiencing a strong start to the year. He is slashing .313/.393/.507 with seven home runs, 24 RBI, 25 runs and one steal in 173 plate appearances this season. Martinez also has just 25 strikeouts versus 19 walks.
Martinez went 1-for-2 with a home run, two runs scored, three RBI and two walks in Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Orioles. Martinez provided the Red Sox with a first-inning 2-0 lead as he hit a 416-foot blast off Orioles starter David Hess. The homer ended a streak of 15 games without a long ball, though he did still have a .283 average and .353 on-base in that stretch. Overall, the 31-year-old is slashing .323/.399/.496 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 133 at-bats.
Martinez (back) returns to the lineup Monday against Oakland, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. Martinez was scratched from Saturday's game with back spasms and sat Sunday as well, but he's ready to go following two days of treatment. He'll hit third as the designated hitter Monday.
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