A 16-year MLB career came to a close Saturday, as Victor Martinez walked off the field for the Detroit Tigers after one last hit. The way he got that hit, however, wasn’t exactly representative of his career. In his first and final plate appearance on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, the 39-year-old knocked a chopper that perfectly found the soft spot of the infield of a heavy shift.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 12:42 am
This time, the Kansas City Royals had enough hitting and pitching. Ian Kennedy pitched three-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Royals stopped a five-game slide by holding off the Detroit Tigers for a 4-3 win on Friday night. Alex Gordon had three hits for the Royals, who hit four homers in 11-8 loss in the series opener.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 3:42 am
Victor Martinez’s playing career will come to an end on Saturday when the Detroit Tigers face the Kansas City Royals. “I think that’s just me thanking the Detroit Tigers fans and everybody here,” he told the Detroit News. Manager Ron Gardenhire believes it’s a fitting way for Martinez to head into retirement.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 3:20 am