Martinez, Dalbec homers power Red Sox past Mariners 4-3
J.D. Martinez was apparently tired of the good-natured joking he was receiving about his long home run drought. Martinez homered for the first time in nearly a month, Bobby Dalbec snapped a tie with a solo shot and the Boston Red Sox won for the eighth time in nine games, beating the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Friday night. “We know he’s gonna start hitting the ball in the air and the ball is gonna go and he’s gonna become the hitter that we always see,” Boston manager Alex Cora said.