J.D. Martinez

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.


J.D. Martinez #14 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by teammates Jed Lowrie #4 and Brian Bixler #12 after he drove them in by hitting a grand slam in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Martinez Hits Grand Slam As Astros Beat Giants 6-3

J.D. Martinez wasted little time when he stepped into the batter’s box after Barry Zito walked three consecutive batters to open the third inning.


Astros second baseman Jose Altuve lays down a bunt against the Cubs during the third inning. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros Hand Cubs 8th Straight Loss With 2-1 Win

J.D. Martinez hit the go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning and Jose Altuve had a solo homer to give the Houston Astros a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.


Jose Altuve steals second base against the Rockies. (credit: Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Five Position Players To Make Astros First Opening Day Roster

The Astros also announced that they have optioned IF Brett Wallace to Triple A Oklahoma City. The announcements were made by Houston Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.


Goldstein on the Astros

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus joins Greg and Dan here on Sports Radio 610 to talk about the Major League Baseball trade deadline, Hunter Pence and new Astro J.D. Martinez.

SportsRadio 610–07/30/2011