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.