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Rajai Davis lifts Toronto Blue Jays to ninth straight win

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Rajai Davis singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Blue Jays rallied for their ninth straight win with a 7-6 decision over the Baltimore Orioles in Toronto Friday night.

Munenori Kawasaki hit his first career home run, a tying two-run shot in the seventh, while Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion also connected for the Blue Jays.

Casey Janssen (2-0) worked one inning for the win as Toronto evened its record.

Facing Orioles reliever Brian Matusz (2-1), Maicer Izturis singled to begin the ninth and moved to second on Josh Thole’s sacrifice. Pinch hitter Mark DeRosa was intentionally walked to bring up Kawasaki, who moved up both runners with a grounder.

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