MLB: Toronto 5, Cleveland 4

July 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM

CLEVELAND, July 10 (UPI) -- Munenori Kawasaki's two-run single Wednesday was the key blow during a wild ninth inning from which Toronto emerged with a 5-4 win over Cleveland.

It was a 2-2 deadlock heading into the ninth before the teams combined to send 15 men to the plate. Each side scored an unearned run in the ninth.

The Blue Jays loaded the bases with two out in the top half of the inning before Kawasaki singled to center.

Both Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia scored on the hit and Emilio Bonifacio came all the way around from first on a fielding error by center fielder Michael Bourn.

In the bottom half of the inning Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a two-out single that scored Bjorn and Cabrera came in later in the inning on a throwing error by Kawasaki at shortstop.

Cleveland had runners on second and third when Steve Delabar replace Casey Janssen on the mound. Delabar got Michael Brantley on a fly ball to center that ended the game.

It was the first save of Delabar's three-year career and preserved the victory for Neil Wagner (2-3), who retired the only man he faced in the eighth inning after the Indians had scored a run to tie the game.

Rich Hill (0-1) loaded the bases before being relieved in the ninth and suffered the loss. This is Hill's ninth major league season and he had not been tagged with a loss since 2009, when he was with Baltimore.

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