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WATCH: J.D. Martinez crushes go-ahead homer vs. Phillies

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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.

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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.