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 Posted: Mon Sep 25th, 2017 05:14 am
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When J.D. Martinez went yard Saturday night, he solidified his place in Arizona Diamondbacks lore.

His solo shot in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins was the 14th home run he's hit in 19 September games, setting a new franchise record for home runs in a single month.

J.D. passes @Luisgonzo20 for the most homers within a month in #Dbacks history. #JustDingers

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 24, 2017
The previous record-holder was Luis Gonzalez, possibly the most iconic Diamondback in the franchise's relatively brief history. He hit 13 in April 2001, the same season he finished with 57. That just so happened to be the year the Diamondbacks won the World Series over the New York Yankees.

Since being acquired by the Diamondbacks at the trade deadline, Martinez has yielded one of the most potent bats in the game. He's hit 27 long balls in 56 games, giving him 43 on the season between Detroit and the desert.