The first several weeks of the NPB season had many wondering how it was possible for the Hiroshima Carp to start off so slowly.

Now the question is this: How on earth can anyone slow them down?

Xavier Batista hit two home runs, Seiya Suzuki and Ryoma Nishikawa also went deep and the red-hot Carp extended their winning streak to 10 games with an 8-3 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Friday night at Tokyo Dome.