Jays' Darren Oliver ready for final pitch

Darren Oliver is set to make his final pitch of his 20-year MLB career this weekend. (Dave Abel/QMI...

Darren Oliver is set to make his final pitch of his 20-year MLB career this weekend. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency/Files)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:38 PM ET

TORONTO - Darren Oliver saw the moving scene from Yankee Stadium Thursday night.

Veterans Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter came to the mound to lift the great Mariano Rivera for a final time in the Bronx with two out in the ninth. Rivera nestled his head into Pettitte’s right shoulder and broke down.

So, who would Oliver like to see come out of the dugout to remove him after he makes the final pitch of his 20-year career.

“Ah, I wouldn’t go for that sort of stuff,” said Oliver Friday before the Blue Jays opened their last home stand of the year against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Jays were 6-3 winners before 27,288 fans as R.A. Dickey won his 14th game. The Jays scored four in the fourth on two Rays errors and singles by Jose Reyes, Moises Sierra, Anthony Gose and Ryan Goins. And Sergio Santos pitched out of one-out, bases-loaded jam in the eighth.

For the Jays this weekend is the end of their all-in 162-game season.


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