Blue Jays fall in rubber match to Orioles

Orioles' Danny Valencia celebrates defeating the Blue Jays after their game in Toronto on Sunday,...

Orioles' Danny Valencia celebrates defeating the Blue Jays after their game in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:53 PM ET

TORONTO - So which one of these situations could you see unfolding almost six months after the Blue Jays charter flew out of Tampa on March 30?

1. The Jays losing 3-1 to the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon to fall 13 games below .500, 221/2 games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox?

2. Back-up infielder Munenori Kawasaki pinch hitting for catcher J.P. Arencibia in the eighth inning?

The Jays charter climbed to 30,000 feet leaving Pinellas County on its way to Pearson International in March as hopes were high that finally the Jays would play meaningful games in September and a return to post-season play for the first time since Joe Carter went deep against Mitch Williams in 1994.

Not so fast.

Now, 13 games remain in this lost “all-in” season which sees the Jays in a worse spot than they were when they woke up on Sept. 16, 2012.


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