Raidel Martínez notches his 16th save in Chunichi’s victory. (+ Asian League Report)

Raidel Martínez notched his sixteenth save of the year after allowing a hit without any runs and striking out two batters in an inning of relief in the Chunichi Dragons’ 3-1 victory over the Yakult Swallows at the Vantelín Dome in Nagoya.

The right-hander from Pinar del Río, Cuba has not any earned runs this season, kept his ERA at 0.00 and again tied for the Central League saves lead. His countrymen and teammate Dayán Viciedo went 1-for-3 with a single to raise his average to .217.

Liván Moinelo fanned the three rivals he faced in a perfect inning of relief in the SoftBank Hawks’ 3-2 win over the Orix Buffaloes. Moinelo saw his ERA drop to 0.73 and rise to fourth in Tour Hold Points.

In Korea Guillermo Heredia swatted three hits and scored two runs in SSG’s victory over Samsung in theie 13-10 win in a shootout. The rightfielder from Matanzas, Cuba leads the KBO with a .352 batting average and is also third in the league with 48 RBIs. Roenis Elías was the starter in today’s game but was shelled. The lefty gave six earned run via nine hits and struck out one.

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