Ariel Martinez hit his second home run of the season, hit a single and drove in a run on Sunday in the Nippon Ham Fighters’ 3-2 win over the Rakuten Eagles at Es Con Field in Hokkaido. The catcher from Matanzas,Cuba now has has 5 game hitting streak. Martínez raised his average to .267 and his total RBIs to 6 on the campaign.
Raidel Martínez notched his 10th save of the year after retiring all 3 batters he faced in the ninth inning of the Chunichi Dragons’ 2-1 win over the Yomiuri Giants at the Vantelin Dome in Nagoya.
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The right-hander from Pinar del Río maintained his ERA at 0.00 and alone assumed the leadership of rescues in the Central League. His countrymen and teammate Dayán Viciedo went 0-for-4 with one strikeout on the day to lower his average to .255.
Guillermo Heredia collected four hits in six trips to the plate and knocked in two runs in SSG’s 7-6 victory over Kiwoom. The outfielder lead the KBO with a .387 batting average and is second in the circuit with 24 runs batted in on the campaign.