TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays' offence has gone quiet at the worst possible time.
After back-to-back shutout losses, the team will try to finally put some runs on the scoreboard and move closer to securing a playoff spot tonight against New York.
Chris Bassitt (15-8) is scheduled to start for Toronto in the finale of the three-game series at Rogers Centre. The Yankees will counter with Luke Weaver (3-5).
Toronto still controls its post-season fate with four games left in the regular season. The Blue Jays hold the second of three American League wild-card spots.
Toronto is just a half a game ahead of the Houston Astros and two games ahead of the Seattle Mariners.
The Blue Jays, who were swept in the wild-card round last year, will cap their regular-season schedule with a weekend series against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays.
Toronto's last playoff victory came in 2016 when the Blue Jays reached the AL Championship Series for a second straight year.
Toronto won the World Series in 1992 and 1993.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 28, 2023.
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