J.D. Martinez’s 10th home run of the season wasn’t exactly a no-doubter.
The veteran slugger launched an opposite-field homer in the sixth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s series-opening win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday at Fenway Park. The round-tripper didn’t fit the mold of Martinez’s typical highlight-reel blasts, however, as it required a little help from Indians right fielder Oscar Mercado to lift over the fence.
Hey, you’ll take it any way you can get it.
Martinez touched ’em all again two innings later, but this one left the yard in a hurry.
The Red Sox look to extend their win streak to three Tuesday night when they take the field for the middle contest of their three-game set with the Indians.