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Ryoma Kidokoro continued his remarkable career turnaround on Sunday, when the light-hitting reserve outfielder belted a pair of two-run homers to help power the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks to a 7-5 interleague win and a series sweep of the Yomiuri Giants.

The 31-year-old Kidokoro turned pro in 2004 and his primary use on the Hawks’ first team has been as a pinch runner. But this season he has been ripping it up.

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