Oct 01, 2015
By Michael Kramer
The Toronto Blue Jays extended the celebration of their first AL East title in 22 years – and rested their starting pitchers today – in a rainy 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
The game was delayed for 3 hours, 25 minutes.
The Blue Jays are still dueling with Kansas City for the best record in the AL – and Toronto manager John Gibbons is keeping his players fresh.
After Toronto clinched the division crown in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday, Gibbons fielded a starting unit consisting entirely of reserves in the night game.
He posted a similar lineup Thursday, in part because the Blue Jays had won their division title in the first game of a doubleheader by a score of 15-2.
Toronto finishes with three games at Tampa Bay, beginning Friday.