Victor Martinez named American League Player of the Month

(WXYZ) - Victor Martinez was honored by Major League Baseball this afternoon when he was named American League Player of the Month.

Martinez batted .350 with five doubles, six home runs, 30 RBI and 20 runs scored in August and only struck out seven times in 117 at-bats last month. 

It's the first time in his career that Martinez has earned Player of the Month honors.

For the season, Martinez is batting .332 with 28 home runs and 90 RBIs.

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