Hole in roof puts Blue Jays game at risk

Thousands blacked out by snow, ice and rain storm in southern Ontario

After Monday's game was cancelled due to a chunk of ice punching a hole in the Rogers Centre roof, Boyer says he saw ice fall from a tall building and hit a cab.

The doubleheader between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals is scheduled to go ahead as planned.

Earlier Monday, the Blue Jays said they were working with the CN Tower and Toronto police to assess whether a game could be played safely.

Toronto (11-5) has now won three straight and six of seven while Kansas City (3-12) has lost seven straight. Then they came home for game one of this series and that game was postponed due to a leaky roof in the dome.

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The Toronto Blue Jays said a freezing rain storm over the weekend collected ice on the CN Tower.

So with Tuesday's doubleheader and the provision to add a 26th man to the roster for the day, the quirky right-hander was summoned from western NY to start the second game.

Falling ice was wreaking havoc on everything in a five-block radius of the 1,815-foot high CN Tower. That's when reliever Blaine Boyer stepped in, grabbing the wheel to help the driver slow the bus down.

Eric Skogland opens the series for Kansas City at the Rogers Centre on Monday. Pinch-hitter Devon Travis tied the game at 3 with an infield single, a grounder that third baseman Mike Moustakas couldn't get out of his glove in time. Saturday's National Basketball Association playoff game at the same arena between the Raptors and Washington Wizards was delayed by a leak along the baseline.

The falling ice, which began on Monday morning, is a result of rising temperatures after an unusual storm that brought winter-like conditions to the city this past weekend. More than 120,000 customers remain without power.

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