Liván Moinelo notched his first win of the season after allowing two hits and no runs in 2 innings of relief in the SoftBank Hawks’ 8-7 win over the Orix Buffaloes at the Fukuoka Pay Pay Dome. The left-hander from Pinar del Río, who had not seen action since April 27, left his record at 1-0 and his ERA at 1.13.
Ariel Martinez swatted a hit in three at-bats in the Nippon Ham Fighters’ 1-0 win over the Seibu Lions. His average rose to .236. The native of Matanzas, Cuba is starting to find his way with lumber and looking more like the big bat the team envisioned when they signed him during the offseason.
In his own right the recently called up Dayán Viciedo went 1-for-4 with a single in the Chunichi Dragons’ 3-2 loss to the Hanshin Tigers at Nishinomiya Koshien Stadium. His average stayed at .250 on the campaign.
Cuban action on the night:
Ariel Martínez (NH) 4-1
Liván Moinelo (SB) 2.0IP,0H,0ER
Guillermo Heredia (SSG) 3-0,BB,R