By Robiel Vega/ @robielcuba87
Another close duel took place between the Yomiuri Giants and the Chunichi Dragons, which ended with a score of 3×2 in favor of the Dragons and was played at the Vantelin Dome Nagoya, before more than 24,000 spectators.
The strong Antillean slugger reached 45 RBIs in the season and remains second among Latinos who play in Japan, only surpassed by José Osuna, of the Yakult, with 46. Viciedo is also eighth in his league in batting average with .287.
Another one who scratched the card was Pedro Revilla from Guantanamo, who went 1-3, with a double (2nd) and a strikeout, leaving his frequencies at .348/.375/.565/.940 in seven games played. Note that Revilla lined up as fourth batter for the Dragons.
From the box, Yariel Rodríguez from Camagüey pitched a perfect inning, with a strikeout included, to improve his PCL to 1.89, his WHIP to 0.96 and score his 25th Hold of the season, ranking fifth in his league.
Raidel Martínez, for his part, scored his twenty-fourth save of the season after managing, like his compatriot, to retire 1, 2 and 3 in the ninth inning. His ERA dropped to 1.01, he had 39 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings and was fourth in saves in the Central League.
In the other match with Cuban participation, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks stormed the ZOZO Marine Stadium and before almost 20,000 fans, defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines by three runs to zero.
For the winners, Alfredo Despaigne hit a pair of hits in four at-bats, with one strikeout, to raise his frequencies to .255/.325/.423/.748.
Liván Moinelo, meanwhile, perfectly dominated the ninth episode, hitting his 56th strikeout of the season in 34.2 innings pitched. The left-hander from Pinar del Río, who remains in fifth place in saves in the Pacific League, improved his PCL to 0.78.
Finally, Leonys Martín struck out in all four of his at-bats, lowering his averages to .163/.292/.312/.604.