There were plenty of balls flying out of Jingu Stadium on Thursday night.

Just not the one the fans wanted to see most

Tokyo Yakult Swallows slugger Wladimir Balentien didn't go deep, but four home runs by the Hiroshima Carp, including a three-run shot by starting pitcher Yusuke Nomura, offset the pair of two-run homers the Swallows managed in a lopsided 12-6 Hiroshima win.