V-Mart makes Tigers history with long homer
BALTIMORE -- Victor Martinez's home run Tuesday night was just the second by a Tigers player to land on Baltimore's Eutaw Street beyond right field. The other Tiger to do it was another catcher turned designated hitter.
Mickey Tettleton hit one off former superprospect Ben McDonald on April 20, 1992, early in the inaugural season of Camden Yards. It was the last in a string of back-to-back-to-back home runs, following Alan Trammell and Cecil Fielder.
Martinez's blast Tuesday night came on the heels of Miguel Cabrera's go-ahead homer, giving the Tigers their first set of consecutive home runs this season. Martinez and Omar Infante hit back-to-back homers last Sept. 24 against the Twins at Target Field.
ESPN Stats and Info measured Tuesday's home run at 403 feet.