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MLB: Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 4

May 8, 2013 at 12:36 AM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 8 (UPI) -- Maicer Izturis belted a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning Tuesday and Toronto recorded its second straight come-from-behind win over Tampa Bay, 6-4.

The Blue Jays trailed 4-1 after two innings but narrowed the deficit to one run in the seventh when Colby Rasmus smacked a two-run homer.

Jose Bautista knotted the contest in the eighth on a run-scoring double against Tampa Bay reliever Kyle Farnsworth.

Then in the ninth, Joel Peralta (0-2) took the mound and with one out, Izturis belted the first pitch he saw into the first row of the left-field stands for a 5-4 lead.

Melky Cabrera (3-for-5) added an insurance run with an RBI double for Toronto, which overcame a seven-run deficit to stun the Rays in Monday's first contest of the four-game series.

Reliever Steve Delabar (3-1) earned the win with two shutout innings and Casey Janssen notched his ninth save for the Blue Jays.

Toronto starter J.A. Happ went 1 1/3 innings before being struck on the head with a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings. He was taken off the field on a stretcher.

The ball bounded into right field and two runs scored on the play, with Jennings reaching third for a triple.

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