MLB: Detroit Tigers’ Victor Martinez records 2,000th hit against old team

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    Victor Martinez recorded his 2,000th major league hit in the same city where he picked up his first.

    The Detroit Tigers‘ designated hitter ripped a two-out single off Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco in the second inning of Friday’s game in Cleveland, where he signed as a teenager out of Venezuela.

    Martinez, who played with the Indians in parts of eight seasons from 2002-09, immediately hugged first-base coach Omar Vizquel upon reaching first base. He then received a standing ovation from the crowd at Progressive Field, leading the 38-year-old to tip his cap.

    The game was briefly halted to acknowledge the milestone.

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    Martinez became the ninth active player to reach 2,000 hits, joining Ichiro Suzuki, Adrian Beltre, Albert Pujols, Carlos Beltran, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Matt Holliday and Jose Reyes.

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