Roenis Elías and Guillermo Heredia lead SSG to a win. (+Asian League Report)

Roenis Elías tossed five strong innings where he only allowed two earned runs via five hits and fanned 10 batters to notch his fifth victory of the season in SSG’s 9-7 win over Hanwha. The lefty lowered his ERA to 3.60 and retired 51 via the strikeout in 52 innings pitched.

Guillermo Heredia helped out the cause by going deep for the tenth time on the season and knocking in two runs. The outfielder leads the KBO with a .340 average and is third in the circuit in runs batted in with 56.

In Japan Alfredo Despaigne went 1 for 3 with a single, strikeout and walk to raise his average to .222 in the Rakuten Eagles’ 8-1 win over the SoftBank Hawks at Rakuten Seimei Park in Sendai.

Ariel Martínez went hitless in three at-bats Nippon Ham 3-2 loss to Chiba Lotte. The All-Star saw his average fall to .247 on the season. Martínez despite his mediocre batting average has been a find for the Fighters, in 209 trips to the plate he has slugged nine homeruns, driven in 28 and sports a .360 OPS.

Dayán Viciedo went 2 for 4, with a double, a single and 2 RBIs, raising his average to .232, while his countrymen Raidel Martínez registered his 19th save of the season after allowing no hits or runs in an inning of work. The Chunichi Dragons knocked of the knocked off the Hiroshima Carp 5-1 and his ERA remains at 0.00 on the campaign.

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