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Monday, May 5, 2014

For the first time in a year, VMart strikes out looking

DETROIT — It’s rare, but it does happen, apparently.

For the first time in just less than one calendar year — to be exact, 154 games, including the postseason — Victor Martinez has struck out looking.

Houston starter Jarred Cosart got Martinez on a 94-mph four-seam fastball for a called third strike in the first inning of Monday’s game.

It was the first time VMart had been called out on strikes in 579 at-bats, dating back to his final at-bat on May 21, 2013. Cleveland’s Matt Albers was the last to get Martinez looking.

He struck out swinging 45 times in the stretch since then.


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