TORONTO -- Rajai Davis drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 on Friday to extend their season-best winning streak to nine games.
The Blue Jays (36-36) reached .500 for the first time this season.
Maicer Izturis led off the ninth with a single against left-hander Brian Matusz (2-1).
Josh Thole sacrificed him to second. Pinch-hitter Mark DeRosa was walked intentionally. Munenori Kawasaki, whose homer tied the game in the seventh, grounded out to second as the runners moved up. Right-hander Pedro Strop replaced Matusz to face Davis, who lined a single to left.
Casey Janssen (2-0) pitched the ninth to earn the win.
The Blue Jays tied the game 6-6 on a two-run homer by Kawasaki in the seventh inning, the first of his major-league career. It gave him three RBI for the game. The crowd of 35,472 at Rogers Centre cheered until the Japanese shortstop emerged from the dugout for a curtain call, bowing twice.
Chris Davis had hit a three-run homer in the sixth to put the Orioles into the lead.
The Orioles (42-32) also had homers by J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty against Blue Jays right-hander R.A. Dickey.
The Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead in the first on a homer by Adam Lind. Edwin Encarnacion also homered for the Blue Jays.
Dickey did not retire a batter in the seventh, allowing Flaherty's third homer of the season to give Baltimore a 6-4 lead and walking Danny Valencia before left-hander Brett Cecil took over. Dickey allowed seven hits and six runs.
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel, who allowed six hits and four runs in six innings, was deprived of his first win since May 27 when reliever Tommy Hunter gave up a single to Izturis and Kawasaki's homer to right.
The Blue Jays led 3-1 until the Orioles took the lead with four runs in the sixth inning, three on the 27th homer of the season by Davis.
Nate McLouth led off with a single and Nick Markakis walked with one out. A single by Adam Jones scored a run and Davis hit the next pitch over the left-field fence.
Encarnacion hit his 20th homer of the season with one out in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to 5-4.
Lind's 10th homer of the season came in the first inning and followed a bloop, two-out double to right by Encarnacion to give the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead. It was the 11th game in a row in which Lind has had at least one hit against the Orioles.
Hardy cut the lead to one with his 15th homer of the season in the second.
A two-out single in the fifth by Kawasaki increased the Blue Jays' lead to 3-1. It scored Izturis, who had walked, reached second on a groundout, and got to third on a foul out to right field.
NOTES: Orioles manager Buck Showalter was ejected in the second inning by plate umpire Angel Hernandez after a strike three to Davis was first ruled a foul ball and then changed to strike three after an umpire conference. ... Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring surgery) will begin a minor-league rehabilitation assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Norfolk. ... Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (sprained ankle) will play the three weekend games with Triple-A Buffalo and could rejoin Toronto early next week. ... Lind has reached base in 18 of his past 19 games against Baltimore. ... RHP Chien-Ming Wang (1-0, 3.14 ERA) will make his third start as a Blue Jay in Saturday's second game of the series against Orioles RHP Miguel Gonzalez (5-2, 3,75 ERA).