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Russell Martin becomes fourth player to homer for four different teams in the playoffs

Division Series - Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays - Game Three

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 9: Russell Martin #55 of the Toronto Blue Jays runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers during game three of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

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Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin hit one of two home runs in the bottom of the first game of ALDS Game 3 on Sunday evening, helping stake the Blue Jays to a 3-1 lead. Though Martin had played 11 games in the playoffs prior to Sunday, he had yet to homer.

As ESPN Stats & Info notes, Martin’s home run made him the fourth player to homer with four different teams in the postseason. The others are John Olerud (Blue Jays, Mets, Mariners, Yankees), Ron Gant (Braves, Reds, Cardinals, Athletics), and Reggie Sanders (Reds, Diamondbacks, Giants, Cardinals). Martin has done it for the Dodgers, Yankees, Pirates, and Blue Jays.

Martin was hitless with a pair of walks in 13 plate appearances this postseason entering Sunday’s action.

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