[7/7/2016] Elian Herrera blasts grand slam for first NPB home run

Elian Herrera’s first NPB home run was a grand slam he hit against the Yakult Swallows at Yokohama Stadium on July 6.

Herrera is the twenty-second foreign player to hit a grand slam for his first NPB home run, first since Chad Huffman on June 23, 2014. He is the sixth foreign player in the Central League to hit a grand slam for his first NPB home run, first since Billy Martin on May 15, 2004. Only one other Yokohama foreign player has accomplished the feat: Felix Millan on May 23, 1978.

Source: Sanspo 7/7/2016, Sponichi 7/7/2016

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