Rain washes out Blue Jays-Orioles series finale

Sunday's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays was postponed because of rain and will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sept. 24.

The decision to call the game came after a wait of nearly 2½ hours. Although it wasn't raining at the scheduled 1:35 p.m. start, a severe thunderstorm was in the vicinity and quickly made its way to Camden Yards.

The rain never stopped.

Baltimore was seeking a three-game sweep against the sagging Blue Jays, who have lost seven straight. The Orioles have won eight of 12 to stay in the playoff hunt.

Earlier Sunday, Baltimore obtained left-hander Joe Saunders from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade for reliever Matt Lindstrom and cash considerations or a player to be named.