• Saturday marked the first time this season the roof at Rogers Centre was open. The sun was shining and temperatures were hovering around 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) 20 minutes before opening pitch. The Blue Jays are 568-507 all time when their home stadium roof is open. Manager John Gibbons said the open air and sunshine makes for a better baseball experience.
"I like the sunshine, and more people come out," Gibbons said. "That's the name of the game."
The first open dome game last season came on May 2, and on April 19 in 2012.
• In 22 games this month, Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion leads the Majors in home runs (11), total bases (62), and he is second in RBIs (24) and extra-base hits (16). His 11 homers are the most he's ever hit in any month of his career, tying him for second for most dingers in club history for the month.