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Crouching Blue Jay, Hidden Walk-Off: Jose Reyes helps Blue Jays win with his sneakiness

Chris Colabello took a 16-game hit streak into Sunday's matinee and his Blue Jays were working on a four-game win streak as they looked to complete a sweep of the AL West-leading Astros.

Both streaks seemed to be in jeopardy as an 0-for-3 Colabello was due up fifth in the bottom of the ninth as the Jays trailed by two runs. But Jose Reyes and his sneakiness were about to come to the rescue.

Cut4 All-Star Munenori Kawasaki led off the frame with a ground-rule double and Reyes followed with an RBI single. Reyes -- who stole three bases in Saturday's game -- proceeded to swipe second safely, so the tying run was in scoring position.

After Josh Donaldson lined out to left field, Jose Bautista appeared to have popped out for the second out of the inning ... except sneaky Jose Reyes stood on second and ducked to protect himself from the pop up, inadvertantly table-topping Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar in the process:

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After a brief discussion, the umpires came to the right decision and ruled Reyes safe at second and Bautista safe at first (Reyes had the right to remain on the bag). Though they wouldn't be there long, because DOUBLE STEAL!

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This put the tying run on third and the winning run on second with only one out ... and Colabello at the plate.

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Hit streak continued? Check. Win streak continued? Check. All (well, mostly) because of the sneakiness of Jose Reyes:

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