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Munenori Kawasaki makes basket catch

Until they find a full-time second baseman with clout, the Toronto Blue Jays know they can count on utility man Munenori Kawasaki to come up with the occasional big play.

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman flashes Gold Glove form in field

A playful wink is a common reaction to a tough play from effervescent infielder Munenori Kawasaki of the Toronto Blue Jays. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Until they find a full-time second baseman with clout, the Toronto Blue Jays know they can count on utility man Munenori Kawasaki.

Kawasaki, beloved in Toronto for his perma-smile and effervescent personality, is a role player at best at this stage of his career. 

But the energetic infielder brings a solid skill set and infectious enthusiasm to the ballpark each and every day, not to mention an occasional flair for the dramatic:

Kawasaki followed up that slick fielding play with a pair of singles and an eighth-inning sacrifice fly to left that plated Toronto's fourth run in 5-4 victory over New York Yankees.

It was Toronto's second straight win at Yankee Stadium after losing 17 games in a row there. 

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