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JD Martinez Goes 4-for-4 in Home Runs, in 1 Game

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J.D. Martinez runs out his fourth home run of the game on Monday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:54 AM

J.D. Martinez continued his hot streak on Monday with one for the record books at the plate, with four home runs in consecutive at-bats in a single game, only the 18th player in Major League history to do it.

The history-making feat tied the record for the most homers hit a game, and came as his Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers 13-0.

Amazingly, it’s the second time it has been done this season, Yahoo Sports said. The Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett hit four home runs and drove in 10 runs against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 6.

Martinez, who was acquired from the Detroit Tigers before the trade deadline this season, has now hit 18 home runs in 40 games for the Diamondbacks and 34 for the season in only 395 plate appearances, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"It's definitely a blessing, for sure," Martinez said, per the Arizona Republic. "I don't know how to explain it. It's one of those things where you work real hard and find that perfect swing and find one of those days where everything just kind of lines up. Today, I felt like, was one of those days. I was seeing the ball well, and when I was swinging I was hitting them."

Martinez joins greats like Lou Gehrig, Gil Hodges, Willie Mays, and Mike Schmidt, who all are tied for the record for most home runs in a Major League game, according to the Baseball Almanac.

The first player to hit four homers in a single game was Bobby Lowe for the Boston Beaneaters against the Cincinnati Reds on May 30, 1894, the almanac stated.

Martinez said he had a three-home run game with the Tigers two years ago, but with a chance to get the record, changed his approach and flew out to right in his final at-bat, the Republic reported. He told reporters he remembered that time during his final at-bat Monday.

"I wanted to do it. I felt like I was locked in and I wanted to go and get it and do it," Martinez said about two years ago. "Tonight, I said, 'I don’t care. I'm just going to go up there and do the exact same thing I've been doing all day and not change anything right now.'"

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J.D. Martinez continued his hot streak on Monday with one for the record books at the plate, with four home runs in consecutive at-bats in a single game, only the 18th player in Major League history to pull off the feat.
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