Ernesto Mejia slammed a bat into the side of a batting cage before the Seibu Lions' game on Thursday. After the game, any frustration he might've been feeling melted away into elation, and a wet jersey.

Mejia hit a sayonara single into center, and his teammates showered him with water, as the Lions pulled out a 5-4 win over the Hiroshima Carp in a back-and-forth game in front of 20,867 fans at Seibu Prince Dome.

"I was only looking for a fastball and trying to have a good reaction to any breaking ball," Mejia said. "I just wanted to put the ball in play and see what happened, and I got lucky. I guess I hit it good and we won the game."