Pedro Martinez’s top 5 Boston Red Sox moments

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All-Star Game at Fenway (July 13, 1999)

Pedro earned the start when the All-Star Game came to Boston in 1999, and the Red Sox ace dazzled the hometown crowd with two dominant innings.

Martinez became the first pitcher in All-Star Game history to strike out the side in the first inning, retiring Barry Larkin, Larry Walker and Sammy Sosa in order. The second inning began with Martinez punching out Mark McGwire for his fourth straight strikeout before the streak ended with a base hit from Matt Williams. The inning would end with Martinez getting Jeff Bagwell to swing through his trademark changeup below the knees, followed by Williams being gunned down on the base paths for the strike-em-out, throw-em-out double-play.

The American League would go on to win the game, with Martinez earning the win and being rewarded with the All-Star Game MVP.