Blue Jays play spoiler against Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays base runner Adam Lind (right) crosses home plate, meeting teammate Jose Reyes,...

Toronto Blue Jays base runner Adam Lind (right) crosses home plate, meeting teammate Jose Reyes, who both scored on a Moises Sierra double against the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Sept. 14, 2013. (JON BLACKER/Reuters)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:19 PM ET

TORONTO - It’s not a role that any team relishes but it’s all the Toronto Blue Jays have right now.

They can either be roadkill on some other team’s journey to the post-season or they can be spoilers. Given the option, they’ll choose spoiler every time.

In that context, then, Saturday was a good day. Colby Rasmus launched his 20th home run of the season in the seventh inning, a two-run shot that overcame a one-run Baltimore lead and the Jays held on for a 4-3 win, delaying but not derailing, the Orioles’ quest for an American League wild card berth.

Baltimore is in the middle of a six-team battle – all separated by a scant 3.5 games in the standings – for one of two wild card playoff spots and each game over the next two weeks is going to be precious.


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