Roenis Elías is masterful in SSG’s victory. (+ Asian League Report)

Roenis Elías tossed eight impeccable innings where he gave up four hits, an earned run and retired one via the strikeout to notch his six win on the campaign. SSG defeated Kia 2-1 and Elías watched his ERA descend to 3.79 on the season in the KBO.

In Japan Dayán Viciedo had one hit in 4 plate appearances to drop his average to .241 in Chunichi’s 1-0 loss to Yakult at Tokyo’s Meiji Jingu Stadium. The slugger might be in his last days with the Nippon squad due to his lack of production this year.

Ariel Martinez went 0-for-4 to lower his average to .255 in the Nippon Ham Fighters’ 1-0 loss to the Orix Buffaloes. The All-Star has been all that team expected at the plate after being a high-profile signing by the ballclub this offseason.

In the Baseball Challenge League Robert Roilan Portuondo saw action in relief in the Shinano Grandserows 7-1 victory over the Nigata Albirex. The right-hander tossed a scoreless inning where he only allowed a hit and no earned run. The hurler saw his ERA fall to 3.16 on the season and has now fanned 59 in 42 ⅓ innings pitched.

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