"J.D., he can pretty much book a homer," Bogaerts said. "It's been amazing to see, to be a part of. I mean, [Martinez and Mookie Betts] are having two historic seasons."
With the game scoreless in the fourth inning, Martinez drilled the payoff pitch from Sam Gaviglio over the Green Monster to give Boston a lead that lasted until the seventh inning.
The hit had a 101-mph exit velocity and traveled 389 feet, according to Statcast™. It was Martinez's 19th home run at Fenway Park this season.
Martinez had just 14 home runs at this time last year, and he finished 2017 with a career-high 45. He has attributed his use of analytics to his success, and his meticulous preparation has been a source of inspiration for the rest of the Red Sox's lineup.
"He's pretty special to have in the middle of the order, in the middle of the lineup," Holt said. "He makes everyone around him better, and to have that presence in the middle of the lineup, knowing that he's coming up, it kind of relieves some pressure off a lot of guys."
Blake Richardson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Boston.