— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) July 18, 2015
Detroit Tigers right-fielder J.D. Martinez absolutely robs Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis of a home run on Friday night.
After all, this is the sport that plays the heaviest schedule of them all. 162 games in about 180 days is the reason the big leagues are so grueling. Sure, it’s nothing close to the contact we see from the likes of the NFL and NHL, but can a baseball player get a day off from time to time?
The All-Star break is that rare chance for players to take a semi-vacation.
Not only has he flashed that slick leather, but Martinez homered in the fifth-inning off of Ubaldo Jimenez. It was a solo-shot for his 26th round-tripper of the season.
They’ve played six in Detroit with the Tigers maintaining a comfy 7-2 lead over Buck Showalter’s club.
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