Damage to Rogers Centre roof causes rare postponement at domed stadium

Damaged Rogers Centre roof leads to rare missed home game for Blue Jays

On Monday morning, it didn't seem like the night's game between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays was in danger of being postponed. Garcia received the extended break after the Blue Jays had three straight games postponed due to inclement weather.

The chunk of ice shattered the bus' windshield, cutting the driver. The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Toronto Police closed areas around the CN Tower again Tuesday because of ongoing concerns with falling ice.

Garcia, who will be making his third start of the season for the Blue Jays in the first game Tuesday, is 1-1 with a 5.68 ERA in five career starts against the Royals. He's been on three teams in the past two seasons, is seemingly always hurt or injured, and is no longer worthy of starting an National Basketball Association game.

Those closures continued Tuesday, ahead of a double-header between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. Workers toiled to close the roof and the team laid out a tarp to cover the affected areas of the field, but the Jays called off the game about 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch.

Miller said pieces of ice crashed to the turf in right field along with some insulation from the roof.

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The Blue Jays added three more runs off Skoglund with four consecutive singles in the fifth and then put the game away in the sixth, sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring six times. Safe to say, that hasn't happened before in the history of the 29 year-old building, and it's just the third time the Jays have had to postpone a game there.

The Minnesota Vikings, who dealt with multiple roof collapses at their former home, the Metrodome, later tweeted a message to the Blue Jays saying "Been there, done that (at) BlueJays".

Royals relief pitcher Blaine Boyer grabbed the wheel from the injured driver-identified as Fred Folkerts-and directed the bus to safety. Again, no injuries were reported.

Provincial power utility Hydro One said its crews were working to reconnect more than 110,000 customers affected by almost 670 outages, while Toronto Hydro said the number of customers in the dark had shrunk to 10,000 from about 40,000.

Instead, the rain and sleet storm that has ravaged Toronto and Southern Ontario throughout the weekend resulted in several leaks in the roof of the domed facility. More than 120,000 customers remain without power.

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