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Sep 14, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus (28) celebrates his two run home run with Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Moises Sierra (14) in the seventh inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

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Colby Rasmus homered for the second consecutive game and Esmil Rogers struck out seven batters over six frames as the Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-3. Gregor Chisholm recaps at and if you didn’t see Colby’s moon shot last night the video is definitely worth watching. He’s been incredible since returning and is putting the finishing touches on a fantastic 2013 campaign.

Munenori Kawasaki and Mark DeRosa chalked up another Internet victory yesterday when they appeared on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk. The 13 minutes of hilarity includes Kawasaki singing Bon Jovi, explaining that his parents didn’t like his dancing video because “Japanese style, quiet style”, questions about how much Red Bull Brett Lawrie actually drinks and a scary inside look at the Toronto Blue Jays locker room that includes a Magic Mike firefighter’s helmet.

Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun gives us a wish list of “improvements the Blue Jays should consider for next season.” Not trading Jose Bautista is a good one. But my favourite?

"“Cancel Moises Sierra’s membership in the Raul Mondesi How to Throw to a Bases School, where Mondy’s slogan is: Only Plus Arms Accepted, All Cut-Off Men Ignored”"

Evan Peaslee writes at that Lawrie might find himself in batting second in the lineup more often. I give this idea a thumbs up. Kawasaki is a funny guy and all but should not be batting second in a MLB lineup, as he did on Thursday and Friday.

Wes Kepstro from AL Eastbound and Down looks at that time the Toronto Blue Jays almost landed a stud Japanese pitcher. And he’s not talking about Yu Darvish.

Thom Tsang at Rant Sports says that despite Dustin McGowan‘s desire to be a starter “the answer should be an unequivocal no from the Toronto Blue Jays”

The Blue Jays have done some great work off the field this year and April Whitzman has the latest as the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada granted their 20,000 wish before yesterday’s game.

Vladimir Guerrero, possibly the great Montreal Expos player of all time, officially announced his retirement from baseball. MLB Trade Rumors was the first to break the story through a Dominican outlet. Whenever a player hits a ball that is two feet outside of the strike zone I will forever will think of Vlad.

ESPN New York has an update on Travis d’Arnaud tells us that although he only has three hits in 33 PAs he’s received positive feedback about his game-calling ability. Not a lot of substance to back up any other defense abilities but I’m sure Jays fans won’t mind hearing about their former top prospect’s early big-league struggles.