Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia (centre) celebrates a home run against the Rays with teammate Emilio Bonifacio during at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., May 6, 2013. (SCOTT AUDETTE/Reuters)
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - John Gibbons wasn't about to sit on a one-game win streak.
In an effort to get veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle out of his rut and hopefully on the start of a roll, the Toronto Blue Jays manager switched things up behind the plate, opting for veteran Henry Blanco over J.P. Arencibia on Monday.
No big whoop.
"I just want to run one game like that and see (what happens)," Gibbons said of his decision. "Mark, it's been a tough go for him and we're just changing up the catchers, see if that does anything."
As it turned out the switch didn't do much for Buehrle but the offence never let up.
In an ironic twist, Arencibia would deliver a clutch two-run home run with two out in the ninth to allow the Jays to storm back from a 7-0 deficit and post an improbable 8-7 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays.