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Sox want J.D. in each WS game; Betts to 2B?

BOSTON — When the Red Sox get to the National League park for Game 3 of the World Series next weekend, they’ll have to lose a key position player from the starting lineup. However, manager Alex Cora made one thing clear on Saturday: J.D. Martinez, Boston’s primary DH and top run producer this season, will start every game in the ...

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With pennant in sights, J.D., Devers go deep

HOUSTON — Rafael Devers got the Red Sox off to a good start in Wednesday night’s Game 4, driving in two runs in the first inning of a win that put Boston one win away from clinching its first American League pennant since 2013. On Thursday night in Game 5, Devers delivered a much bigger blow to the Astros’ World ...

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A win from pennant, Sox strike 1st on J.D. HR

HOUSTON — Following a slow start to his postseason, J.D. Martinez showed signs of life during Boston’s Game 4 win at Minute Maid Park. In Thursday night’s Game 5, he showed the Astros why he’s been one of the most impactful hitters in the league this season. Martinez launched a home run against Justin Verlander with one out in the ...

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J.D.: 'Release by Astros made me who I am'

HOUSTON — Fittingly, the journey that J.D. Martinez is on as he tries to win a World Series for the first time in his career will take him to Minute Maid Park this week. Martinez and the Red Sox come to town tied, 1-1, in this American League Championship Series. Games 3 through 5 are in Houston from today through ...

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Fierce passion, prep helping J.D. thrive with Sox

NEW YORK — J.D. Martinez needed only to glance around the clubhouse to find examples of high-profile acquisitions who have struggled in their Red Sox debut seasons. There’s starter Rick Porcello, Martinez’s former teammate on the Tigers, who had a rough first year in Boston in 2015 following a trade from Detroit before capturing the American League Cy… MLB News ...

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J.D. gives Sox early boost with 3-run HR

BOSTON — It did not take long for J.D. Martinez‘s spectacular season to continue into October. Martinez hit a three-run homer to open the scoring in the first inning in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday night at Fenway Park — his fourth home run in eight career postseason games. <a class="article-item__gameday-link" href="https://www.mlb.com/… MLB News Index

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J.D. could be latest 'Bizarro Triple Crown' winner

J.D. Martinez has performed probably better than anyone could have expected in his first season in the tough Boston market, putting up the kind of numbers worthy of a Triple Crown. But Martinez is seeing firsthand that capturing the Triple Crown (in which a player leads his league in batting average, home runs and RBI) is easier said than done. ...

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J.D. slugs 41st HR to tie for MLB lead

J.D. Martinez‘s quest for a global Triple Crown got a boost in the second inning on Thursday night when he hit his 41st home run of the season, drawing himself even with Oakland’s Khris Davis for the Major League lead. The solo shot, off Toronto right-hander Sam Gaviglio</s… MLB News Index

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