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On last day before paternity leave, Victor Martinez has parting shot at Comerica Park

May 19th, 2017 at 10:26 AM
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DETROIT –┬áThe only thing worse than a 400-foot single (something Victor Martinez has come to specialize in during recent years at Comerica Park) is a 400-foot out.

Victor Martinez avoided that fate Thursday afternoon by sending a Dylan Bundy pitch 420 feet into the seats in the fifth inning in his final game before leaving for a three-game paternity leave.

It wasn’t the only send-off Martinez had for Comerica Park, which had added three more 400-foot fly-outs to its list of victims on Thursday.

When a reporter mentioned that he seemed to be elevating the ball more, Martinez all but rolled his eyes.

“You know what? Hitting in this ballpark, it doesn’t help me at all, getting the ball in the air,” he said. “This …

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