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Aug 20, 2014
Rotoworld
Victor Martinez went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a grand slam in Wednesday's shutout win against the Rays.
Rotoworld Aug 20, 2014

Martinez knocks in 5 as Tigers shut out Rays - Victor Martinez (DH) Detroit Tigers

Victor Martinez went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a grand slam in Wednesday's shutout win against the Rays.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 20, 2014
Tigers 6, Rays 0: Victor Martinez crushes grand slam, Rick Porcello tosses three-hit shutout in Tampa

Tigers 6, Rays 0: Victor Martinez crushes grand slam, Rick Porcello tosses three-hit shutout in Tampa

Backed by Victor Martinezs towering grand slam, Rick Porcello turned in a dominating performance against the Rays, needing just 104 pitches to throw a three-hit shutout. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rick Porcello entered this season having never pitched a complete game in his six-year career. He's now done it three times this season. The gem he tossed Wednesday might've been his best yet. Backed by Victor Martinez's towering grand slam, Porcello turned in a dominating performance against the Rays, needing just 104 pitches to throw a three-hit complete game shutout in...
Bless You Boys Aug 20, 2014

Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, David Price take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

It's a decked-out dousing, with Drew Smyly guest starring. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues, with Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and David Price all taking part. Former Tigers teammate and now Rays pitcher Drew Smyly was one of the members to take on the challenge with Price.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 19, 2014
Tigers 8, Rays 6: Detroit comes up big in extra innings after bullpen blows late lead in Tampa

Tigers 8, Rays 6: Detroit comes up big in extra innings after bullpen blows late lead in Tampa

Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple and scored the go-ahead run when Victor Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to lead the Tigers to a 8-6 win over the Rays. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ian Kinsler hasn't done much at the plate for the Detroit Tigers since the All-Star break. He finally showed up Tuesday night. Kinsler hit a leadoff triple and scored the go-ahead run when Victor Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to lead the Tigers to a 8-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The win snapped a season-high five-game losing...
Bless You Boys Aug 14, 2014

Victor Martinez: 'this is when we need the fans the most'

After Wednesday's game, Victor Martinez spoke at length about the team's struggles and how the fans have reacted. The Tigers entered Wednesday night's game with a .385 win percentage since the All Star Break, having just recently surrendered first place to the Kansas City Royals. It's been a rough stretch, as the fans well know. After pulling out a much-needed comeback win against the Pirates on Wednesday night, Victor Martinez spoke to the press about the team's difficulties, but he also had several words for the fanbase. (h/t to Dana Wakiji for posting the quotes on Twitter.) Here are a...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 14, 2014
Column: Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez pleads for fan support as some teammates turn surly

Column: Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez pleads for fan support as some teammates turn surly

The Detroit Tigers don’t have an official captain but veteran slugger Victor Martinez has acted like it for the last two games even while some of his teammates show signs of stress. DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers don’t have an official captain but veteran slugger Victor Martinez has acted like it for the last two games even while some of his teammates show signs of stress. After Tuesday’s night’s defeat in Pittsburgh – despite going hitless – Martinez was available to send through the media a message of determination from PNC Park. “We need to make...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 13, 2014
Tigers 8, Pirates 4: Detroit snaps four-game losing streak as bats finally wake up against Pittsburgh

Tigers 8, Pirates 4: Detroit snaps four-game losing streak as bats finally wake up against Pittsburgh

Victor Martinez drove in three runs and Buck Farmer worked five pleasant innings to help the Detroit Tigers snap a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 much-needed win Wednesday. DETROIT -- Buck Farmer was far from perfect in his major league debut Wednesday night, but the 23-year-old rookie did more than enough to keep the Detroit Tigers in the game. His new teammates helped take care of the rest. Victor Martinez drove in three runs and Farmer worked five pleasant innings to help the Detroit Tigers snap a four-game losing streak with a much-needed 8-4 win over the...
Detroit Free Press Aug 7, 2014

N.Y. Yankees 1, Detroit 0: Why the Tigers lost Thursday

The Tigers couldn't hit. Again. This was most evident in the ninth inning, when Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez got on first and second with no outs. Miguel Cabrera, who didn't start, was brought in to pinch-hit for J.D. Martinez. He grounded into a double play. With Kinsler at third, Don Kelly then hit a soft liner to short to end the game. It was the only real threat of the game for the Tigers.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 2, 2014
Seventh-inning stretch: Tigers 9, Rockies 2

Seventh-inning stretch: Tigers 9, Rockies 2

Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez have homered for the Tigers, who have five extra-base hits. DETROIT – The Tigers have five extra-base hits highlighted by home runs from Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. Cabrerra's 445-foot blast was his 17th of the season and 244th with the Tigers, tying him for sixth place on the club's all-time list with Lou Whitaker. Martinez's was his 22nd of the season and first since July 3. Martinez gave the Tigers an 8-2 lead in the fifth, when he hit the first pitch he saw over the fence in left field after the Rockies had...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 29, 2014
Nick Castellanos scratched from starting lineup due to finger injury; Miguel Cabrera moves to third base

Nick Castellanos scratched from starting lineup due to finger injury; Miguel Cabrera moves to third base

J.D. Martinez was inserted into the lineup in the seventh spot, which was vacated by Castellanos, and will start in right field. DETROIT -- Nick Castellanos was scratched from the starting lineup about an hour prior to the scheduled first pitch of the game Tuesday night between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. The Tigers said Castellanos was scratched due to a right index finger contusion and is listed as day to day. There were several positional changes but only one in the batting order. Miguel Cabrera moved from first to third, Victor Martinez from...
KFFL Jul 29, 2014

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez lineup changes

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera is batting cleanup, and DH Victor Martinez is hitting fifth ...

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