Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Munenori Kawasaki doubled with the bases
loaded, on a play that produced three runs in the ninth inning, and the
Toronto Blue Jays held on for a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Kawasaki's hit to left-center knocked in Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia
before Michael Bourn's fielding error allowed Emilio Bonifacio to score as
well. This sequence broke a 2-2 tie.
Toronto reliever Neil Wagner (2-3) was credited with the win after striking
out Cleveland pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn with the bases loaded in the bottom of
Cleveland scored twice in the bottom of the ninth, but with men on second and
third, Steve Delabar retired Michael Brantley on a fly ball to center to end
the game. Delabar recorded his first career save.
Rich Hill (0-1) absorbed the loss after giving up a walk to Rasmus, who later
scored in the ninth.
Justin Masterson started the game for the Indians and appeared to be out of
gas in the sixth inning after throwing 120 pitches and surrendering a two-run
single to Bonifacio. The right-hander did not give up a hit until Rasmus led
off the fifth inning with a double. He then gave up three more hits with five
walks and six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Esmil Rogers only allowed one run on four hits with three walks and seven
strikeouts in a solid six innings for the Blue Jays. The right-hander only
gave up one hit after running into trouble in the second inning.
Michael Bourn went 3-for-5, stole a base, and crossed home plate twice for the
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