The Hiroshima Carp were held without a run for five innings. Once the reigning Central League champions finally got going in the sixth, there was no stopping them, especially not Ryosuke Kikuchi.

Kikuchi had five hits, including a two-run home run, and the Carp scored nine runs from the sixth inning on in a 9-6 victory over the Yomiuri Giants on Tuesday night at Tokyo Dome.

"This is a big win for us, to beat the Giants here at Tokyo Dome," Kikuchi said.