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TORONTO - Blue Jays bats finished the season on a silent note Sunday as the playoff-bound Baltimore Orioles defeated Toronto 1-0 on the strength of a Jonathan Schoop home run. Deion Jones Super Bowl Jersey .Miguel Gonzalez (10-9) and five other pitchers blanked Toronto on six hits as Baltimore (96-66) heads into the post-season on a winning note. The Orioles, who will face the Detroit Tigers next, had lost their last three and six of their last nine.Schoops fifth-inning homer, off Toronto starter R.A. Dickey, was his 16th of the season.Toronto (83-79) had won the first two games of the series and came into Sunday having won six of its last eight.The Jays end the year having held their opponents to three earned runs or less in eight of their last 10 games. But the Toronto offence fizzled in the finale.The 2014 campaign marked Torontos most wins since the Jays went 85-77 in 2010. Toronto finished 74-88 last season.Were all disappointed in the way it ended up, but theres some guys out there that had good years, said Jays manager John Gibbons. We played some good ball along the way, we just didnt play good enough.Dickey (14-13) hadnt lost in his seven previous starts, going 5-0 with a 3.15 ERA over that span. Sunday marked the 19th time he has pitched at least six innings while holding opponents to two earned runs or less, including eight of his last 10 starts.The 39-year-old knuckleballer deserved better Sunday.I felt like I pitched well enough to win, he said. It certainly has won enough in the past. You cant always control the win and loss column and so for a pitcher, sometimes you evaluate yourself on different metrics.For me, giving up two hits to that lineup, Im satisfied. Now I made a mistake to Schoop and he was the difference in the game today. Outside of that one pitch, I felt like I did pretty good managing a lineup thats probably going to be their lineup the first day that they play in the playoffs.Theyre a good team, a really good team. They won the division for a reason. And to have a performance like that at the end of the year, when its very easy to cash it in, I was happy I was able to fight through that.The game was played before a sellout crowd of 45,901 with the roof open under sunshine, with a 20-degree day making the winter headgear giveaway far from needed.It was the Jays 13th sellout of the season, lifting total attendance for the year to 2,375,525. Thats down from last years 2,536,562, which ranked 14th in the majors. Toronto outhit Baltimore six to five and got the tying run on base in the bottom of the ninth when Edwin Encarnacion led off with a single off Baltimore closer Zach Britton. But pinch-hitter Danny Valencia lined out to Steve Pearce, who doubled up pinch runner Juan Francisco off first after his acrobatic catch. Dalton Pompey then struck out.Dickey and Gonzalez offered little in the early going and what scraps were left on the table were squandered by both teams.Gonzalez gave up five hits in five scoreless innings, striking out two and walking none. He threw 62 pitches, 45 for strikes.Dickey exited after six innings, giving up one run on two hits with two strikeouts and three walks. He threw 82 pitches, including 46 strikes.After giving up a single to open the game, Dickey did not yield another hit until two outs in the fifth when Schoop drove a ball over the left-centre fence for a solo shot. It was the 26th homer allowed by Dickey this season.There had been danger signs earlier in the inning as Orioles hitters sent long balls just foul to both the left and right sides. Toronto threatened in bottom of the fifth when Ryan Goins tripled to the right-field corner with two outs. But he was stranded there when Jose Reyes flied out.Ubaldo Jimenez came on for Gonzalez to open the sixth as manager Buck Showalter looked to keep his starters fresh for the playoffs.Jose Bautista made it to second via an error and stolen base with no outs in the sixth before Jimenez struck out Encarnacion, Adam Lind and Pompey.Dickey was followed by 23-year-old September call-up Kendall Graveman, Brett Cecil and Casey Janssen.The crowd gave Janssen a nice ovation after his 1-2-3 inning in the ninth, knowing the closer is probably moving on next season.I appreciate everything they gave to me, said the 33-year-old right-hander, who made his Toronto debut in 2006.I enjoyed my time here, if it is coming to an end, he added. I was grateful for the opportunity I got.The Orioles rolled out Andrew Miller and Tommy Hunter in the seventh, Darren ODay in the eighth and Britton, who earned his 37th save, in the ninth.Inside the Toronto clubhouse prior to the game, there was a last day of school feeling as players dumped shoes and other gear into cardboard boxes.Reyes walked past wearing gold headphones and his trademark Superman undershirt. Bautista, also wearing headphones, sat hunched in his locker stall watching a video player.Pitcher Todd Redmond, talking a break from a card game, captured the tone by playing Green Days Wake Me Up When September Ends on the locker-room sound system via his iPod. Semisonics Closing Time played in the locker-room as reporters gathered in Gibbons nearby office for his final pre-game session of the season.For the Orioles, the season continues.its a good way to end the season, end on a positive note going into the post-season, said outfielder Nick Markakis. Well rest up for three days. Its go time now.Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter Robert Alford Super Bowl Jersey . Wayne and Cindy Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., closed out round-robin play earlier in the day with a 7-3 win over Finland but needed a win over Austria to reach the final eight. Julio Jones Jersey . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win.TORONTO - Rising star Conor McGregor made a minimum of US$200,000 for his weekend victory over Dustin (The Diamond) Poirier at UFC 178.According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the Irish featherweight made a basic purse of $75,000 with a matching win bonus for his first-round knockout. The UFC kicked in another $50,000 for a performance of the night bonus.Poirier made $34,000, missing out on a win bonus of the same amount.The commission figures do not tell the whole financial story since the UFC does not detail all its fighter bonuses.Flyweight champion Demetrious (Mighty Mouse) Johnson collected $183,000, including a $54,000 win bonus, for submitting Chris Cariaso in the second round of the main event. The challenger picked up $24,000.Co-main event winner DDonald (Cowboy) Cerrone earned $126,000, including a $63,000 win bonus, for his unanimous decision over former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez ($100,000). Robert Alford Womens Jersey. Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy won fight of the night honours for their middleweight bout. Romero won by second-round TKO, making $108,000 including a $29,000 win bonus and $50,000 for fight of the night. Kennedy picked up $120,000, including the fight of the night bonus.Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz earned $150,000, including a $50,000 win bonus and a $50,000 performance bonus, for his first-round TKO over Takeya Mizugaki ($32,000).Montreal welterweight Patrick (The Predator) Cote made a basic purse of $32,000 in losing via decision to Stephen (Wonderboy) Thompson. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

 

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