Raidel Martínez ties for the Central League lead in saves. (+Asian League Report)

Raidel Martínez notched his twenty-ninth save of the season and tied for the lead of that department in the Central League after striking out one and allowing a walk, without giving up any hits or runs in an inning of relief.

His ERA dipped to 0.21 on the season and Chunichi downed Hiroshima 5-3 at Mazda Stadium. Dayán Viciedo in his own right went 0-for-1 and walked 3 times to lower his average to .240.

Ariel Martinez went 1-for-3 with a single to raise his average to .260 in the Orix Buffaloes’ 3-0 loss to the Nippon Ham Fighters. The slugger leads all Latinos in Japan with 58 runs batted in and is slashing a robust .357/.462/.819.

In Korea Roenis Elías gave up five earned runs via nine hits in five innings of work. The SSG Landers were thrashed by the Kia Tigers 10-2 and lefty’s ERA rose to 3.93 on the season. His teammate and countrymen Guillermo Heredia went 1-for-4 and watched his average fall to .338 on the campaign.

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