Blue Jays take rare series win with walkoff victory against Astros

The Toronto Blue Jays celebrate Colby Rasmus' game-winning RBI single against the Houston Astros at...

The Toronto Blue Jays celebrate Colby Rasmus' game-winning RBI single against the Houston Astros at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, July 28, 2013. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:45 PM ET

TORONTO - After stranding 13 runners in the game, the Toronto Blue Jays decided to end it in dramatic fashion in the ninth inning.

Having had a runner thrown out at the plate and a ball off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion lost in the centre field shadows — was it in or out? — the Jays finally took matters into their own hands in Sunday’s series finale against the downtrodden Houston Astros.

Emilio Bonifacio, pinch-hitting for Melky Cabrera, opened the ninth with a double to centre field and after Adam Lind struck out, Encarnacion was walked intentionally.

Colby Rasmus followed and came through in the clutch as against lefty Wesley Wright on a 3-2 pitch. Rasmus bounced a single into centre and Bonifacio trotted home to give the Jays a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros.

The victory allowed the Jays to take three of the four games and win their first series at home since taking two of three from the Minnesota Twins in the opening week of July.


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