Pedro Martinez inducted into baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Pedro Martinez has been inducted into the Hall of Fame after a career in which he helped the Boston Red Sox end their World Series jinx.

The hard-throwing right-hander joins former Giants ace Juan Marichal as the only natives of the Dominican Republican in the Hall.

Martinez won three Cy Young Awards and finished with a 219-100 record over 18 years, a winning percentage of .687. He won five ERA titles and had a career mark of 2.93. His 3,154 strikeouts rank 13th on the career list.

Martinez went 16-9 in 2004 and helped the Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918. He pitched seven shutout innings in Game 3 on the road in St. Louis. Martinez also pitched for the Dodgers, Montreal, the New York Mets and Philadelphia.

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