Yoshihiro Maru and Hotaka Yamakawa spent the year putting up career numbers to help propel their clubs to league championships.

For their last order of business in the 2018 season, they picked up some hardware for themselves.

Maru, the Hiroshima Carp's star outfielder, was named Central League MVP for the second straight season, while Pacific League home run king Yamakawa of the Seibu Lions won the PL honor on Tuesday night at the NPB Awards.