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CANADA: Toronto Blue Jays on the cusp of locking down a wild-card berth

Toronto last won a playoff game in 2016 and last won the World Series in 1993
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) performs a celebratory leap as his team beats New York Yankees 6-0 following the ninth inning MLB baseball action in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO — It's time to put the champagne on ice at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays are on the cusp of locking up a playoff berth.

The Blue Jays can clinch a playoff berth if they beat the visiting Tampa Bay Rays tonight and the Seattle Mariners lose to the Texas Rangers.

Toronto shut out the New York Yankees 6-0 on Thursday to remain in sole possession of the second American League wild-card spot.

Toronto is one game ahead of the Houston Astros, who hold the third wild-card spot. The Blue Jays are two games ahead of the Mariners.

The Rays have secured the first wild-card spot.

After their three-game series in Toronto, they will return to Florida to host a best-of-three wild-card series starting Tuesday.

The Blue Jays were swept in the wild-card series in 2020 and 2022.

Toronto last won a playoff game in 2016 and last won the World Series in 1993.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 29, 2023.

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