Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Rajai Davis drove in the game-winning run with
a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Toronto
Blue Jays down the Baltimore Orioles, 7-6, in the opener of a three-game set
at Rogers Centre.
Munenori Kawasaki, who finished with two hits and three RBI, tied the game at
6-6 in the seventh with a two-run homer and moved runners in the ninth to
second and third with a groundout to second. Pedro Strop then relieved Brian
Matusz (2-1) with two done, but Davis ripped the right-hander's breaking ball
offering into left-center field for the difference-maker.
Kawasaki's homer was the first of his MLB career, while Adam Lind and Edwin
Encarnacion also homered for Toronto, winners of nine straight.
Casey Janssen (2-0) earned the win after tossing a 1-2-3 top of the ninth.
J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty both hit a solo home run, while Chris Davis added
a three-run shot for the Orioles, who had won two straight and eight of 11
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