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Apr 19, 2014
Rotoworld
Victor Martinez went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, reaching base all four times in Saturday's victory over the Angels.
Bless You Boys 1 hour ago

Victor Martinez's unwavering focus

Victor Martinez's 2014 season has been red hot and shows no signs of letting up. Wednesday night's game was the latest example. DETROIT--The Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is one of the toughest hitters to strike out in the league this season. In 65 at-bats, Martinez has put up a solid .308/.361/.492 and has struck out only twice as of April 23. The performance Martinez has given this season is a stark contrast to last April, when he completed the month hitting .221/.290/.274 in 95 at-bats with five runs, 21 hits, five doubles, nine RBI, and no home runs. He had 10...
Grand Rapids Press 18 hours ago
Live updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox (chat)

Live updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox (chat)

The Tigers brought the game-winning run to the plate after Victor Martinez singled and Jackson drew a one-out walk, but Matt Lindstrom retired the next two batters in order to secure the win. FINAL: White Sox 6, Tigers 4 Ninth inning: Game. Set. Match. The Tigers brought the game-winning run to the plate after Victor Martinez singled and Jackson drew a one-out walk, but Matt Lindstrom retired the next two batters in order to secure the win. Nick Castellanos flied out to the warning track, which advanced both runners 90 feet, but Alex Avila lined out to first...
Bless You Boys Apr 19, 2014
J.D. Martinez hits 4 home runs in Mud Hens doubleheader

J.D. Martinez hits 4 home runs in Mud Hens doubleheader

J.D. Martinez homered four times on Saturday, and the Tigers will need another outfielder. Is there a match? Victor Martinez had a big day for the Tigers on Saturday.  He reached base four times with a home run, single, and two walks.  But there was a Martinez with a bigger day in Detroit's system. The Tigers acquired J.D. Martinez in March when he was released by Houston.  The Tigers needed depth in the outfield with Andy Dirks out for three months.  Martinez had major league experience and some success, but the Astros' system is deep following years of high draft picks.  For...
Rotoworld Apr 19, 2014

Victor Martinez reaches four times in victory - Victor Martinez (DH) Detroit Tigers

Victor Martinez went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, reaching base all four times in Saturday's victory over the Angels.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 12, 2014
Brad Ausmus explains why he is not starting Nick Castellanos in left field: 'It wouldn't be fair to him'

Brad Ausmus explains why he is not starting Nick Castellanos in left field: 'It wouldn't be fair to him'

During the current interleague road trip, Ausmus has shifted Miguel Cabrera between first and third and has left either Martinez, Avila or Castellanos out of the starting lineup in each of the first four games. Nick Castellanos smiles Wednesday night as he heads home from third base after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Castellanos will get his second start tonight in the fourth game of a five-game interleague road trip on the West Coast.AP File Photo SAN DIEGO -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus could start Victor Martinez, Alex...
Detroit News Apr 11, 2014

Brad Ausmus finding it difficult to keep Victor Martinez out of Tigers' lineup

Martinez had a game-tying single in the ninth inning of the first game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a game-winning home run in the 10th inning of the second game.
Bless You Boys Apr 10, 2014

Tigers 7, Dodgers 6: Victor Martinez's 10th inning home run bails out Joe Nathan

Tigers closer Joe Nathan blew his second save of the season, allowing three runs in the bottom of the ninth. Victor Martinez gave Nathan his second victory of the season with a tenth inning home run. The Detroit Tigers bounced back from consecutive losses to beat the the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in ten innings. Tigers closer Joe Nathan, who had allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extras, was bailed out by Victor Martinez's tenth inning solo home run. The Tigers and Dodgers split the short two-game series. Detroit outfielder Torii Hunter was not in the lineup...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 10, 2014
Tigers 7, Dodgers 6: Joe Nathan blows three-run lead in bottom of ninth; Victor Martinez homers in 10th

Tigers 7, Dodgers 6: Joe Nathan blows three-run lead in bottom of ninth; Victor Martinez homers in 10th

Before the game, Nathan said he was not concerned with the dead arm issue he has been battling. Then, the Dodgers scored three runs against him in the ninth inning to tie the game. LOS ANGELES -- Before the game, closer Joe Nathan said he was not concerned with the dead arm issue he has been battling. Then he went out and blew a three-run lead.In the end, it was Victor Martinez who saved the game for the Tigers.The Los Angeles Dodgers beat up Nathan for three runs in the ninth inning Wednesday night to send the game to extra innings before Martinez hit a solo...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 9, 2014
Dodgers 3, Tigers 2, 10 innings: Phil Coke surrenders game-winning double to Carl Crawford

Dodgers 3, Tigers 2, 10 innings: Phil Coke surrenders game-winning double to Carl Crawford

Victor Martinez singled in the tying run with two outs in the ninth, but the Dodgers scored in the 10th to win the game. LOS ANGELES -- Victor Martinez extended the game with a clutch hit. But the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to win anyway. Martinez singled home the tying run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night, but Carl Crawford drove home the winning run in the 10th inning in a 3-2 walk-off win for the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Detroit Tigers. The double came off Tigers left-hander Phil Coke with one out in the bottom of the 10th. Pinch...
Detroit News Apr 8, 2014

Tigers' decision might be near on veterans Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter

Maybe the Tigers keep both next year. Maybe they keep neither. But the toughest decision will come if they have to keep one over the other. If you don't consider Torii Hunter and Victor Martinez a tandem by now, perhaps you should. In more ways than one, they are.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 6, 2014
Detroit Tigers release reliever Wil Ledezma; Victor Martinez will catch at least one game this week

Detroit Tigers release reliever Wil Ledezma; Victor Martinez will catch at least one game this week

Wil Ledezmas return to the Tigers organization didnt last long. Ledezma, a left-handed reliever, was released at end of spring, the Tigers confirmed Sunday. Left-handed reliever Wil Ledezma has been released by the Detroit Tigers.AP File Photo  DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus doesn't plan on penciling Victor Martinez in the lineup every game this week, but he does intend to let the Tigers' 35-year-old designated hitter catch at least one game. Ausmus confirmed Sunday that Martinez will get at least one start at catcher when the Tigers embark on a seven-day interleague...
Expect to see Victor Martinez in the field next week

Expect to see Victor Martinez in the field next week

DETROIT — Brad Ausmus never really has much of a worry, if he ever needs to take Alex Avila out of the lineup. He’ll worry about it even less over the next week, with the Tigers on the road in National League cities for five games, in Los Angeles and San Diego. Plan on seeing Victor Martinez behind the plate during that span. You might also see him at first, and Miguel Cabrera back at third. “Possibly, yeah. We just can’t have Victor’s bat on the bench for that long of a time,” Ausmus said Saturday morning. “A lot of teams are faced with the issue of having only two catchers,...
Bless You Boys Mar 31, 2014

GIF: Victor Martinez homers on Opening Day

Victor Martinez kicked off the scoring in 2014 with a solo home run. Victor Martinez got off to a slow start in 2013, but finished the season on a tear with a white-hot second half. This seems to have carried over to the 2014 regular season, as Martinez's first at-bat resulted in his -- and the Tigers' -- first home run of the year. IMPORTANT OBSERVATION: the song played over the P.A. system in celebration of this special occasion is "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil' Jon, a pair of hip-hop legends. This song was also featured in Torii Hunter's #getcrunk video on the team plane...

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