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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 16, Angels 4 – Sox bash five HRs in Fenway rout

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All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 16-4 win over the Angels, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



Martinez has himself a night: J.D. Martinez has been on a good stretch of late, hitting safely in seven straight and collecting multiple hits in each of his last four games. But Friday night, he took his hot streak to another level, cranking two homers and two doubles and knocking in four runs. One particularly good sign from Martinez was that both of the homers were hit to right-center, where Martinez often drives balls when he's going well. "Just trying to find the barrel,'' shrugged Martinez, "doing the same thing I've been doing all year. Just grinding. I make adjustments every day for the most part. The other day was something else; yesterday was a different adjustment; today is another one. I'm sure tomorrow I'll come up with something new to work on.'' Martinez now leads the Sox in homers and over his last 13 games, has seven homers and 16 RBI. Alex Cora traced his hot spurt to a game in New York last weekend when he drew four walks, indicating he was seeing the ball well.

Johnson gets jobbed on a call: Last weekend, it was Chris Sale who was the victim of some suspect umpiring on balls and strikes. On Friday, it was Brian Johnson's turn.