Guillermo Heredia knocks in two in SSG’s loss. (+Asian League Report)

Although the SSG Landers fell to KT 16-7 Guillermo Heredia collected three hits in four trips to the plate, knocked in two runs and also scored two times to watch his average rise to .354 on the season. The Cuban outfielder leads the Korean Baseball Organization in batting average on the campaign.

Ariel Martínez swatted a double in four plate appearances in the Nippon Ham Fighters’ 6-0 loss to the Seibu Lions at Es Con Field in Hokkaido. His average was .260. The slugger is second amongst Latinos in Japan with 59 RBIs.

Raidel Martínez retired all three batters he faced in an inning of work in the 12-inning scoreless tie between the Chunichi Dragons and the Yomiuri Giants. His ERA dropped to 0.20 and is tied for the Central League lead with 30 saves. The flamethrower has also now struck out 60 in 44 innings of work.

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