Martinez last week hit .444 (12-for-27) with three doubles, four homers, 11 RBIs and six runs scored in seven games, leading the Majors in RBIs and slugging percentage (1.000). He was tied for first overall in home runs, extra-base hits (seven) and total bases (27).
Martinez hit his second career grand slam on Monday against the Royals, and his four RBIs tied a career best for the fourth time. The next day, he set a season high with three hits, also in a losing effort.
Martinez went 2-for-4 with a homer on Wednesday, and his back-to-back multihit games were his first of the year. He homered again Thursday and Friday, marking a new career high for three straight games with a home run. Martinez and teammate Torii Hunter are the only Tigers to do so this season.
Martinez is working on a 12-game hitting streak (hitting .404 with six doubles, four homers, 13 RBIs and seven runs in that stretch), and he has already matched his 2013 homer total (seven) in 50 fewer games (36 so far this year, and 86 last year).
Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.