TORONTO - It’s not as if John Gibbons and the Blue Jays haven’t done this before.
Back in 2005, in Gibbons’ first go-around in Toronto, he led his club to an 18-ining victory over the L.A. Angels here at the Rogers Centre.
Not on his birthday, though.
This time out, having turned 51 on Saturday, Gibbons and the Jays played two against the Texas Rangers, an 18-inning 4-3 victory.
The winning hit was supplied by Rajai Davis, who didn’t enter the game until the eighth as a defensive replacement. He never figured on playing 10 innings.
With two out and Emilio Bonifacio at third courtesy of a throwing error by pitcher Ross Wolf, Davis bounded a ball down the third-base line, past Rangers’ Jeff Baker and into left field as the Jays erupted in joy and did the celebratory head-banging on Davis crown.