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Snake Bytes 9/27: Martinez Piles On

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J.D. Martinez sure does seem to like hitting in Chase Field. The slugging right fielder pushed across six RBIs last night, including four on a grand slam into the pool area, in an Arizona rout of the San Francisco Giants.

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San Francisco 4, Arizona 11

J.D. Martinez had another big night at the dish, finishing a triple shy of the cycle while driving in six and hitting a grand slam. Robbie Ray managed to not share a second time in the recent starting pitching woes, allowing two runs over five innings, and striking out five, all before being pulled for rest when he hit 80 pitches.

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With his grand slam in the second inning on Tuesday, J.D. Martinez tied Luis Gonzalez’s team-record for RBI in a single month with 35. Even more impressively, he moved to within just one home run of Ralph Kiner’s record of 15 home runs in the month of September, a National League record that has stood since 1949.

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