Ariel Martínez launches his seventh longball in Nippon-Ham’s win. (+Asian League Report)

Ariel Martínez launched his seventh home run of the season, also stroked a double and a single in four at-bats, scored two times and drove in three runs to lead the Nippon Ham Fighters to an 8-2 win over the Yomiuri Giants in the Tokyo Dome. The catcher from Matanzas, Cuba who had gone hitless in his last 2 games, raised his average to .250 and his total RBIs to 15.

Liván Moinelo struck out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect eighth inning of relief in the SoftBank Hawks’ 5-1 victory over the Hiroshima Carpas at Mazda Stadium in that city. The Cuban left-hander lowered his ERA to 1.06 and raised his strikeout total to 21 on the season.

Raidel Martínez allowed a hit, without allowing a run and struck out two opponents in a relief in the 2-1 victory in 11 innings of the Dragones de Chunichi over the Búfalos de Orix. His ERA remains at a staggering 0.00 after 18 innings of work on the campaign. His countrymen and teammate Dayán Viciedo failed in two trips to the plate and drew a walk to lower his average to .222.

Cuban action on the day:


Raidel Martínez (CD) 1.0IP,H,0ER,2K

Dayán Viciedo (CD) 2-0 BB

Ariel Martínez (NH) 4-3,HR,2B,3RBI

Liván Moinelo (SH) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,2K’s


Guillermo Heredia (SSG) 4-0,R


No Cuban action

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