The Tigers had their winning streak snapped tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2, and a big reason for that was the cooling of Victor Martinez's scorching hot bat, which turned in an 0-for-4 tonight. In the first inning, Martinez -- who has seemingly gotten a hit in every at bat since coming off the DL, especially with runners in scoring position -- grounded into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. Martinez left two more runners on base in his other three outs.â†µ
Earlier today, Martinez was named the American League Player of the Week, during which he hit an AL-leading .579/.652/1.757 (11-for-19) with four doubles, two home runs, four walks and 11 RBIs. Over the course of his 13-game hitting streak, Martinez hit .468/.528/1.252 with two home runs, six doubles, and 15 RBIs. The Tigers were also an MLB-best 11-2 during that streak.â†µ
Martinez is hitting .415 (17-for-41) with two home runs, five doubles, with four walks, and 14 RBIs since coming off the DL on May 4 (including tonight's 0-for-4).