Ariel Martínez drives in four in Nippon-Ham’s win. (+Asian League Report)

Ariel Martínez swatted a double and a single in four trips to the plate and drove in four runs to raise his average to .251 and his RBI total to 42 on the season. Martínez was the main cog in Nippon-Ham’s 8-6 win over Chiba Lotte at the ZOZO Marine Stadium in Chiba.

Raidel Martinez notched his 24th save of the year after pitching a perfect ninth inning of relief in the Chunichi Dragons’ 3-1 win over the Hanshin Tigers at the Vantelin Dome in Nagoya.

The right-hander from Pinar del Río, Cuba who had not pitched since July 16 due to lack of opportunities, kept his ERA at 0.00 and came just one save away from the lead in that category in the Central League.

Cuban action on the day:


Ariel Martínez (NH) 4-2,2B,4RBI

Raidel Martínez (CD) 1.0IP,0H,0ER


Guillermo Heredia (SSG) 4-0


No Cuban action on the day

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