Guillermo Heredia goes yard, but SSG falls to the Dinos. (+Asian League Report)

Guillermo Heredia launched his sixth longball of the year in the sixth inning to account for all of SSG’s runs in their 5-2 loss to the NC Dinos. The Cuban outfielder saw his average jump to .322 on the season to take the league lead in that category and augmented his RBI total to 40 on the campaign, which ties him for second in the KBO.

Ariel Martinez smacked double and single in four at-bats, scored a run and drove in a run to help the Nippon Ham Fighters to a 4-0 win over the Hanshin Tigers at Es Con Field in Hokkaido. The catcher from Matanzas,Cuba raised his average to .254 and his total RBI to 17 on the season.

Liván Moinelo struck out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect inning of relief in the SoftBank Hawks’ 5-1 win over the Yomiuri Giants. The left-hander now has 13 consecutive outings with at least one strikeout, improved his ERA to 0.87 and his total number of strikeouts to 28.

There was no Cuban action in the CPBL on the evening. The only Cuban in the Taiwanese league is righty Elían Leyva of the Rakuten Monkeys.

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