Game on: Blue Jays doubleheader a go after roof fix

A man crosses an ice laden street as a slow moving ice storm continues to batter southern Ontario for a second day

Earlier, the team announced "there is no longer safety concerns" after falling ice from the nearby CN Tower, which followed a weekend of freezing rain, forced the closure of the tower and prompted the Blue Jays to cancel Monday's game. On the field, three large tarps were spread out to keep any water from the artificial playing surface.

The only previous postponement in dome history came April 12, 2001, also with the Royals in town, when two roof panels collided, causing a hole and sending pieces of sheet metal and insulation down to the turf. The Blue Jays are slated to make up Monday's game with a double-header against the Royals on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays have tabbed lefty Jaime Garcia (1-0, 3.18 ERA) as their starter.

On their way to Toronto for this series, the Kansas City Royals had a close call of their own as falling ice damaged their team bus.

Weather also wiped out Toronto's game at Cleveland on Sunday, one of six games around the majors to be postponed. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:07 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Kansas City will be televising this AL matchup. The Bisons have fallen victim to the weather many times and have postponed many games.

TORONTO (AP) - Luke Maile singled down the right-field line with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays walked off with a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night to sweep a rare doubleheader at Rogers Centre.

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And I guess the only way to fix the hole is by physically going up on the roof.

"We imagined that we had a 9-metre diameter hole through a critical part of the roof", he said.

However, the team made the announcement a short time ago that the game was postponed and pushed back until tomorrow.

Fans who purchased tickets to Monday's game directly from the Blue Jays will be allowed to exchange their tickets and pick one from a series of nine games - all on Mondays or Tuesdays. Authorities say no injuries have been reported, but several windows in nearby office buildings were smashed and at least one vehicle was struck.

Tens of thousands of people across southern and central Ontario remained without power Monday morning as the province's massive ice storm transitioned to drenching rain.

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