Martinez returns to Indians' lineup as designated hitter
The All-Star catcher served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Cleveland's 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees. His 15-game hitting streak ended.
"He's better today and still not able to catch," Indians manager Eric Wedge said before the game.
Martinez is hitting .337 with no homers and 11 RBIs in 26 games this season.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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