To say J.D. Martinez is having a bounce-back season would be a massive understatement.
The Boston Red Sox designated hitter entered Friday's game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies having reached base in 25 consecutive games. He extended that streak to 26 with a walk in the first inning.
His next at-bat in the second, Martinez crushed a 400-foot opposite-field home run to give Boston the 5-3 lead.
That was Martinez's 18th homer of the season.
Martinez is one of five Red Sox players headed to the All-Star Game. Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Nathan Eovaldi and Matt Barnes will join him in Denver.