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Viciedo hits 17th home run in professional baseball in Japan

Tokyo, (Prensa Latina) Cuban slugger Dayan Viciedo on Wednesday hit his 17th home run of the season in the game of his team, the Chunichi Dragons, with Hiroshima Toyo Carp, which the former lost 3 to 7.

Viciedo also hit a single out of four times at bat and drove in a run, so his average totalled .279 and 67, respectively.

His fellow countryman and catcher, Ariel Martinez, came in as an emergency starter and hit a single, so his average rose to .217.

Meanwhile, Leonys Martin hit his 26th home run of the season plus a single, so the Chiba Lotte Marines won 4-2 over the Seibu Lions.

At the ZOZO Marine stadium in Chiba, the former Seattle Mariners outfielder hit 3-2, thus increasing his batting average to .252.

For his part, his fellow countryman and shortstop, Adeiny Hechavarria, hit a home run, scored a run and left his average at .195.

Another Latin American who stood out was Dominican junior Mel Rojas, who hit his seventh home run and a double, so the Hanshin Tigers beat the DeNa BayStars 2-0.