El cubano Alfredo Despaigne conecta un jonrón con los Halcones de Softbank. Foto: The Japan Times / Archivo.

Alfredo Despaigne connects another home run in the Japan League

The Cuban guy Alfredo Despaigne was the protagonist this Thursday of the victory of the SoftBank Halcones over the Hanshin Tigers in the Japan Professional Baseball Leagueaccording to official media on the island.

The Fukuoka franchise prevailed 4-2 and Despaigne had two hits in as many at-bats, including his second home run of the season, according to a office of the Prensa Latina (PL) agency.

The slug Granma, who is returning to daily action after missing much of the campaign due to injury, also negotiated a couple of tickets. His RBI total is up to nine and his offensive average is now .409.

In the same game, his teammate Yurisbel Gracial had a couple of hits four times at bat, reached 20 RBIs in the campaign, and now with .292 he exhibits the third best batting average in the Pacific division, adds the publication.

In another game of the day with a large presence of Cuban players, most of whom were hired without the protection of the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB), Lotte’s Marinos beat the Chunichi Dragons with a score of 2-0, the source said. .

For the winners, Leonys Martín from Villa Clara added an unstoppable in his four visits to the plate and now bats for .177, while Adeiny Hechevarría from Santiago failed twice to see his average drop to .236.

Meanwhile, both the yumurino Ariel Martínez and Dayán Viciedo had a hit in three at-bats, but they could not avoid the failure of their team.

After these results, the SoftBank Falcons remain at the top of the Pacific division with a balance of 34 successes and 23 stumbles, while the Lotte Marines are fifth in that section with 27 and 32, adds the publication.

In turn, in the Central League, the Chunichi Dragons (27-32) are in fourth place, while the Hanshin Tigers (26-25) occupy the last seat, reports PL.



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