Despite his team getting off to an 0-2 start in the ongoing Japan Series, Yokohama BayStars outfielder Takayuki Kajitani held his head up high as the series resumed at Yokohama Stadium for Tuesday's Game 3.

In Sunday's Game 2 at Yafuoku Dome, Yokohama lost 4-3 to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, falling for the second consecutive night. But Kajitani ignited the BayStars offense and made the contest as close as it was with his bat.

The BayStars were silenced by Hawks starting pitcher Nao Higashihama through the first five innings. But Kajitani bashed a high inside fastball off the right-hander into the stands just inside the foul pole for a solo homer to tie the game in the sixth.