Roy Lassiter (1996), Chris Wondolowski (2012) and Bradley Wright-Phillips (2014) are the join record holders for single-season scoring in the league having each hit 27 goals in a season.
Martinez still has plenty of work to do and will need to strike 10 times in the last 14 games of the season to top the all-time scoring mark, but that total seems well withing reach.
He wasn't the only lead striker on the board on Saturday, two of LA's news star both finding the net in winning efforts.
Adama Diomande made it five goals in three games for LAFC while Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck from the spot for the Galaxy in a winning effort against the Columbus Crew.
Ibrahimovic had plenty of help, with Romain Alessandrini scoring a double and Ola Kamara finding the net in a comfortable 4-0 win.
Diomande's opener was followed by a Latif Blessing strike to put LAFC two goals up, but Sacha Kljestan pulled one back on the hour mark.
Dom Dwyer's equalizer for Orlando City was ruled out after video review, with Diomande netting his second and Diego Rossi finding a goal to secure a 4-1 win.
Jordan Hamilton found the equalizer for Toronto with a lovely curling effort to split the spoils on the night.
Philippe Senderos continued his scoring ways with a brace and Alberth Elis scored two minutes into stoppage time to finish the match off.