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Japanese Baseball

Wladimir Balentien as a Mariner in 2009 (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Balentien HR Watch: 52, Now 3 From Record

Former Mariners outfielder Wladimir Balentien hit his 52nd home run of the season on Friday to move within three of Japanese baseball’s season record.

CBS Seattle–08/30/2013

Wladimir Balentien in 2007 (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Former Mariner Close To Breaking Japan HR Record

Wladimir Balentien hit a solo home run Wednesday to move within four of tying Japanese baseball’s season record of 55.

1090 The Fan–08/28/2013