J.D. Martinez’s Eighth-Inning Grand Slam Gave Red Sox Chance Against Rays

by Dakota Randall

August 16, 2020

The Boston Red Sox actually had a chance to win Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, largely thanks to J.D. Martinez.

With the Red Sox trailing 8-1 in the eighth inning at Fenway Park, Martinez blasted a grand slam off Rays righty Aaron Slegers to make it an 8-5 game. Boston went on to lose 9-5, but Martinez did all he could to spark what would’ve been a wild comeback.

You can click here to watch Martinez’s biggest hit of the 2020 season.

If the Red Sox are going to make some noise this season, they’ll need J.D. Martinez to be, well, J.D. Martinez. His grand slam against the Rays might be just what he needed to send him on a much-needed hot streak.

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