Martinez's HR in 10th leads Tigers over Dodgers
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:19:44 GMT —
Victor Martinez hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning, his second clutch hit against Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen in two games, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Dodgers 7-6 Wednesday night after Joe Nathan blew a three-run lead in the ninth.
Martinez drove a 2-2 pitch deep into the pavilion seats in right-center to make an unlikely winner of Nathan (2-0). One night earlier, Martinez tied the score with a two-out single in the ninth before the Dodgers pulled out a 3-2 victory in 10.
Joba Chamberlain gave up a single to Hanley Ramirez to open the 10th. But left-hander Ian Krol struck out Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier, and Al Albuquerque retired Matt Kemp on a grounder to get his first major league save.