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Mahtook's homer leads Tigers to win in Martinez's finale

DETROIT (AP) Victor Martinez will be remembered as one of the best line-drive hitters of the last 15 years, but his career ended in a different way.

Batting in the first inning of his final major league game, Martinez beat out an infield chopper and was immediately removed for a pinch runner.

"I think that's the perfect way to get my last hit," the longtime Tigers designated hitter said. "I had to work for it, and I had to grind it out. That's what my career has been about."

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.302
HR: S. Perez26
RBI: S. Perez76
SB: W. Merrifield38
W: D. Duffy8
ERA: J. Junis4.42
Saves: W. Peralta12
K: J. Junis153
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 8568.556-
Minnesota 7182.46414
Detroit 6392.40623
Chi White Sox 6192.39924
Kansas City 53102.34233
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (18)
Runs: 603 (25)
Hits: 1282 (18)
Home Runs: 146 (26)
Stolen Bases: 102 (6)
OBP: .306 (24)
SLG: .391 (26)
Total Bases: 2043 (25)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.02 (29)
Runs Allowed: 801 (28)
Saves: 31 (28)
Strikeouts: 1103 (29)
OpBA: .276 (29)
OBP: .344 (29)
SLG: .449 (27)
Run Support: 3.99 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/13 J. Soler Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/12 E. Stout Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
9/10 E. Stout Released
9/9 I. Kennedy Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained left oblique)
9/8 I. Kennedy Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/21 J. Bonifacio Stiff back (day-to-day)
8/13 D. Duffy off 10-day DL
8/5 A. Mondesi Pinched nerve in shoulder (day-to-day)
7/29 B. Goodwin off 10-day DL
7/11 I. Kennedy off 10-day DL
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