Blue Jays swept away by Dodgers after another late collapse

Blue Jays starter Esmil Rogers had another solid start, but the bullpen blew another save as the...

Blue Jays starter Esmil Rogers had another solid start, but the bullpen blew another save as the Dodgers earned a sweep in Toronto on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:43 PM ET

TORONTO - The Rogers Centre roof should be closed until further notice.

The sky is falling.

The sky is falling.

And this is not plate umpire Will Little talking either.

The best thing about YOUR 2013 Toronto Blue Jays has been YOUR bullpen.

On the heels of the seven-run implosion Tuesday, closer Casey Janssen blew a ninth-inning lead.

Two blown saves in two nights.

Mark Ellis hit a two-run homer off Juan Perez in the 10th and then the Los Angeles Dodgers took batting practice for an 8-3 win over the Jays before 35,368 at Rogers Centre Wednesday night.

Make it seven straight losses.

The Jays had not been swept in back-to-back series of three or more home games since April 2004 under Carlos Tosca. Those Jays dropped three to the Detroit Tigers and three to the Baltimore Orioles with losses going to Miguel Batista and Pat Hentgen, two each, and one apiece to Roy Halladay and Justin Speier.

Back then the team payroll was $50 million US.


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