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Russell Martin News

  • Martin paying big dividends for Blue Jays

    The Blue Jays were hoping for a lot of offense from Russell Martin this season, but they weren't necessarily expecting this kind of power. Martin proved once again in Saturday afternoon's 5-4 win over Boston that he is a force to be reckoned with at the plate.

  • Bullpen set the stage for Martin's heroics

    Russell Martin received most of the credit after the Blue Jays' 5-4 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. But the true unsung heroes of the game could be found in the bullpen. Liam Hendriks, Steve Delabar, Aaron Loup and closer Brett Cecil combined to toss five scoreless innings, which prolonged the game long enough for Martin to hit his go-ahead solo shot in the 11th.

  • Martin's homer runs Blue Jays' streak to 10

    With one swing, Russell Martin smacked reliever Matt Barnes' fastball into the Green Monster seats, lifting the Blue Jays to a 5-4 win over the Red Sox in 11 innings on Saturday at Fenway Park.

  • HRs lift Jays over Marlins for 8th straight win

    The Blue Jays capped a series sweep and their eighth straight victory with a 7-2 win over the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre. Justin Smoak, Russell Martin, Jose Reyes and Josh Donaldson all homered to support Scott Copeland in the rookie's first Major League start.

  • Blue Jays looking to fly high on All-Star ballot

    Josh Donaldson remains in second spot among American League third basemen in the latest balloting update for the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot in Cincinnati.

  • Martin swipes home on double steal in DC

    Russell Martin became the first Blue Jays player since 2012 to steal home when he scored on a bizarrre play in the seventh inning of Toronto's 7-3 victory Tuesday night against the Nationals.

  • Martin looks like a natural at second base

    There was a strange sight at Rogers Centre on Wednesday afternoon as former Gold Glove-winning catcher Russell Martin made an appearance at second base for the Blue Jays.

  • Donaldson, Martin pacing Jays on ASG ballot

    Third baseman Josh Donaldson is the top-ranked Blue Jays player after he finished second in the first update of fan voting. He finished with 876,586 votes and trails Kansas City's Mike Moustakas (1,261,769). Russell Martin, Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista find themselves in similar situations as all three players are trailing a Royals player after the initial results were revealed on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Late rally lifts Blue Jays to victory over Yanks

    Russell Martin had a pinch-hit single and Edwin Encarnacion contributed an RBI double as the Blue Jays rallied in the eighth inning to steal a victory away from the Yankees and take the series opener, 3-1, on Monday night at Rogers Centre.

  • Big sixth inning sends Blue Jays past Indians

    The Blue Jays scored six runs in the sixth inning to help them pull away for a 11-4 win over the Indians on Saturday, as Jose Bautista drove in four runs and Russell Martin added a solo home run.

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