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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks pitcher Rick van den Hurk and Tokyo Yakult Swallows third baseman Shingo Kawabata had a consistent rhythm going in the top of the first inning in Game 2 of the Japan Series on Sunday night.

Van den Hurk would throw a pitch, and Kawabata would foul it off, again, and again, and again. Kawabata fouled off six straight pitches at one point until, with the 13th pitch of the at-bat, Kawabata hit a grounder, and Van den Hurk won the battle.

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