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

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

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 Adam Jones 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 Matt Wieters 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."

Gibbons on team's will to win

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."

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.