Wild night to start Blue Jays post-season

Rogers Centre sold out 49,934 strong to witness 5-2 extra inning win

Nick Rowe travelled from Nova Scotia to be at the Toronto Blue Jays’ American League wild card game on Tuesday. It was worth the trip.

“That was better than game five against Texas last year,” Rowe said afterwards. “I’ve never experienced anything like that game.”

Fans spilling onto Front Street after Blue Jays wild card victory.
Fans spill onto Front Street after Blue Jays wild card victory. (Kirk Budden/Toronto Observer)

The Rogers Centre sold-out 49,934 strong to witness the 5-2 extra inning win. From the first pitch Marcus Stroman threw to the 11th inning walk-off home run by Edwin Encarnacion, the building was electric.

The excited crowd got out of hand when a fan in the outfield threw a beer can onto the field. Outfielder, Hyun Soo Kim was fielding a fly ball when a beer can came from the stands, almost hitting him. Center fielder Adam Jones was irate at the fans, visibly angry and yelling at the section.

After Encarnacion’s walk-off home run, the entire stadium stuck around cheering “We want Texas!” Chants echoed through the stadium as the crowd made its way out of the stadium and the cheering continued to the streets.

The Jays move on to play in a three-out-of-five series against the Texas Rangers starting Oct. 6. The next game back in Toronto will be Oct. 9.