Martinez went 2-for-6 with a solo home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Sunday. After Xander Bogaerts brought Boston to within a run with a solo shot in the eighth inning, Martinez immediately followed with his own blast to tie the score 4-4. The long ball was Martinez's first in July and 19th overall this season. Through 82 games, he is slashing .297/.368/.533 in 330 at-bats.
Martinez is not in the lineup against the Tigers on Saturday. Martinez has started every game since June 9, so this appears to be a routine day off for him. He is currently hitting .300/.372/.537 across 353 plate appearances. Christian Vazquez will be the designated hitter and bat third in his place.
Martinez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 8-7 win over the Blue Jays. Martinez spent 12 games with a batting average below .300 but crossed that threshold with Thursday's three-hit performance. He has hit safely in seven straight contests, including three three-hit efforts, while batting .467 (14-for-30) with five extra-base hits and six RBI.
Martinez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs in a 12-8 loss to the Yankees on Sunday. The designated hitter was part of a three-homer barrage during the first inning for the Red Sox, but that didn't hold up, as again the Yankees reached double digits in runs. Martinez enjoyed hitting in London, going 6-for-9 in the two-game European set. He is batting .298 with 18 home runs, 47 RBI, 49 runs and one stolen base in 295 at-bats this season.
Martinez went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 8-7 loss to the White Sox. Martinez's first-inning, two-run homer snapped a string of 36 plate appearances without an extra-base hit. The consistent slugger has dealt with back injuries, which may have mitigated his power potential over the first half of the season. He's still slugging a robust .528, but that's 101 points lower than the mark he produced in 2018.
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