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Victor Martinez collects three hits, three RBI in third straight

May 11, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

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Victor Martinez has been red-hot since coming off the disabled list on May 5 and particularly so this week.  In Wednesday’s win over the Twins, he had three hits and three RBI for the third straight game, making him only the 11th player to accompish such a feat in the last 30 years.

The others:

Mike Greenwell (Red Sox) – June 19-21, 1988
Robin Ventura (White Sox) – Aug. 2-5, 1992
Joe Carter (Blue Jays) – May 16-18, 1994
Cal Ripken Jr. (Orioles) – Sept. 21-23, 1995
Steve Finley (Diamondbacks) – June 1-4, 1999
Kevin Millar (Marlins) – June 30-July 3, 1999
Jeff DaVanon (Angels) – June 1-4, 2003
Alfonso Soriano (Rangers) – May 4-7, 2005
Cody Ross (Marlins) – July 4-7, 2008
Hanley Ramirez (Marlins) – May 1-4, 2010

Martinez went 9-for-12 with two homers, 10 RBI and three walks during the stretch, which isn’t quite as impressive as some of the competition.

Finley had the highest OPS over the three games, a 2.598 mark for going 11-for-14 with three doubles, a triple and three homers. DaVanon had a whopping six homers in his three games, while Soriano had five. Ross had the next-to-worst OPS of the 11, but he topped everyone else here with 14 RBI.

Martinez will get a day off Thursday before attempting to extend the streak Friday against Luke Hochevar and the Royals.

  1. yankeesfanlen - May 11, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    This is just what the Tigers needed to get their offense rolling. Temporarily at least, they’re in second in the AL Central, and the Yanks should help them a little more tonight.

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