Blue Jays score three times in ninth, hold off Indians

12:25 AM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
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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 the eighth.

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 Indians.

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