Roenis Elías is effective, but falls for the second time in Korea. (+Asian League Report)

Although Roenis pitched effectively in today’s match-up between SSG and Lotte tossing five innings where he gave up three earned runs via seven hits and struck out eight, the lefty from Guantánamo still took the loss as the Landers were beaten 7-2 by the Giants. The hurler saw his ERA jump to 2.90 on the season.

Guillermo Heredia tried to help his countrymen’s cause to no avail, collecting a hit in his four trips to the plate and scoring on an occasion. The outfielder leads the KBO with .329 batting average.

Ariel Martinez had a hit in four trips to the plate and drove in a run in the Nippon Ham Fighters’ 4-0 win over the Chunichi Dragons at the Vantelin Dome in Nagoya. The catcher from Matanzas,Cuba knocked his fourth run in the last two games. Though his average remained at .256, he augmented his RBI total to 24 on the campaign.

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