J.D. Martinez

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John Tomase
August 26, 2018 - 9:23 am
Triple Crown anyone? Lost in the malaise of a 5-1 loss to the Rays on Saturday night -- the fifth in seven games for the Red Sox -- was J.D. Martinez's 2-for-4 performance. Combined with an 0-for-4 from teammate Mookie Betts, Martinez leapfrogged his fellow MVP candidate to claim the American...
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Rob Bradford
August 23, 2018 - 5:32 pm
A case could be made that there was something to be gained from the Red Sox' split of their four-game series against the Indians. Take, for instance, the at-bats against Indians reliever Adam Cimber. The sidewinding righty was pivotal in Cleveland's first two wins of the series, coming on to get...
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Alex Reimer
August 22, 2018 - 2:33 pm
There are lots of reasons why the Red Sox have the best record in baseball: prolific offense, dazzling starting pitching, a new manager. But slugger J.D. Martinez attributes the team’s success to chemistry above all else. In an interview Wednesday with “Dale & Keefe” as part of the Jimmy Fund...
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Chris Sale
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WEEI
August 16, 2018 - 10:50 am
Each week, WEEI and MelroseWakefield Cardiovascular Center will ask you to vote on the Boston player who is the heart & soul of the team. This could be a pitcher digging deep for clutch outs late in the game, or perhaps a fielder making outstanding defensive plays, a hitter carrying the team on...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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Cameron Kerry
August 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm
As the MLB season nears the stretch run, the Red Sox boast the two leading candidates for the American League MVP award: Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez. The two are first and second in the league in average and slugging percentage, while Martinez leads the majors in home runs and RBIs. Appearing on...
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Krystle Boyajian
August 13, 2018 - 3:06 pm
In March of 2014, the Houston Astros cut J.D. Martinez. Little did they know Martinez would turn his career around and come back as one of the best hitters in baseball. During Martinez’ three seasons with the Astros, his offensive numbers were lackluster, as he registered a .251 average, 24 home...
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Mookie Betts grand slam Blue Jays Red Sox
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John Tomase
August 13, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Until the playoffs begin, the Red Sox can occupy the final six weeks of the season with pursuits like Mookie Betts hitting for the cycle (check), J.D. Martinez's Triple Crown bid (if Mookie gets out of his way), or Chris Sale taking home his first Cy Young award (Sunday was a step in the right...
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Rob Bradford
August 12, 2018 - 10:32 pm
Alex Cora didn't hesitate in his assessment. "He's the best hitter in baseball, no doubt about it," the Red Sox manager said in discussing J.D. Martinez on the Red Sox Radio Network pregame show. "It's impressive because he stays with his plan, he looks for mistakes and when he gets them he's not...
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Mookie Betts grand slam Blue Jays Red Sox
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Alex Reimer
August 11, 2018 - 10:00 am
The best race to watch for the rest of the Red Sox season includes two of their own. With 82 wins and a nine-game lead over the Yankees with 45 contests left to play, the AL East is all but officially over. At this point, it’s all about setting up the playoff rotation, and fretting over the bridge...
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Xander Bogaerts
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John Tomase
August 10, 2018 - 11:19 pm
The Red Sox and Orioles just played one of the stupidest games of baseball you'll ever see. It goes without saying that the Red Sox won. They didn't just win. They overwhelmed the Woe's in a 19-12 victory that saw them erase an 8-3 deficit, overcome a back-to-earth start from Nathan Eovaldi, and...
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