Yangervis Solarte hit a home run and had four RBIs, Randal Grichuk added a three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting Kansas Royals 11-3 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Garcia received the extended break after the Blue Jays had three straight games postponed due to inclement weather.
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. There will be a doubleheader on Tuesday.
He said numerous players were shocked at the loud "bang" and didn't immediately realize what had happened.
The team tweeted earlier Monday that it was working to fix the hole, which was caused by a piece of ice falling from the neighboring CN Tower.
Still, the decision was made to cancel the game, although that was not made public until just after 5:30 p.m. - about 90 minutes before game time. He's been on three teams in the past two seasons, is seemingly always hurt or injured, and is no longer worthy of starting an National Basketball Association game.
There are no closures related to the Air Canada Centre for now, but police say anyone coming into the area should allow for extra travel time. The following inning, he pulled a ball into the right field seats at 114 m.p.h. for his second homer of the season.
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Kevin Love and Rodney Hood narrowly missed that threshold with nine points apiece, with Love collecting a game-high 17 rebounds. That's an indisputable fact given that he authored the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history against the 73-win Warriors.
Workers examine a hole in top of the Rogers Centre on Monday.
The Blue Jays trolled teams on Twitter about having to postpone games due to weather. It was a metaphor for everything that could and did go wrong for the Blue Jays during their nightmare 2012 season. We continue to work with @CNTower & @TorontoPolice to assess the situation, & will provide updates about tonight's game shortly. Reliever Blaine Boyer reportedly grabbed the wheel to help the driver bring the bus to a stop after being sprayed with flying glass.
"Fortunately there's been no injuries reported", said Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook.
On Monday evening, water leaked into the seating area shortly before an National Hockey League playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins.
Miller, who was at field level to inspect damage from a weekend ice storm that hammered the southern Ontario region, said he was startled by a series of "different, loud collisions". In most cases, crews were dealing with power lines and poles downed by high winds or ice-coated trees that snapped during the storm.