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Yakult Swallows' Wladimir Balentien celebrates while rounding bases after hitting his 56th home run off Hanshin Tiger's Daiki Enokida in the first inning of their regular season baseball game at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Former major leaguer Balentien broke the Japanese single-season record set by legendary slugger Sadaharu Oh 49 years ago. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Yakult Swallows' Wladimir Balentien celebrates while rounding bases after hitting his 56th home run off Hanshin Tiger's Daiki Enokida in the first inning of their regular season baseball game at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Former major leaguer Balentien broke the Japanese single-season record set by legendary slugger Sadaharu Oh 49 years ago. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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