O's Jones on Jays: 'Tip your cap to them'

October 5th, 2016

TORONTO -- The Orioles fought valiantly on Tuesday night, turning in a memorable American League Wild Card Game despite the 5-2 loss in 11 innings.

"It was a great game. Overall, I think we played a hell of a game. So did they," Orioles center fielder said. "Tip your cap to them and how they played. Tip your cap to how their pitchers pitched and how my pitchers pitched. They all went out there and dealt and did really well until the end.

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"I'm happy with everyone in this clubhouse that's donning black and orange."

Baltimore and Toronto's bullpens traded zeroes for most of the game, as the Blue Jays' relief corps -- a group that had struggled over the last month of the season -- was able to hold off a potent O's lineup.

"Their pitchers did the same [job as ours]," catcher said. "That was playoff baseball, especially in a one-game series where everyone is giving everything they have. It was going to be tough to score runs. They just got the last swing at it."

Added Blue Jays manager John Gibbons: "Both teams played so well. Both teams deserved to win that game. I said many times, there's something to having that last at-bat. That's why you love the chance to play at home."