Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/1/12
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins are done playing games that have any playoff implications. They'll both be done with the season following a three-game series that starts Monday night at Rogers Centre. After splitting a four-game set with the New York Yankees, who are tied with Baltimore for the AL East lead, the Blue Jays (70-89) are closing what's been a rough season. Even if it sweeps this series, Toronto would finish with its fewest victories since going 67-94 in 2004. Toronto gave away a 5-1 lead in Sunday's 9-6 loss, its 18th in 28 games in September. The Blue Jays, though, might head into this series with some confidence with a 13-6 record against Minnesota since the start of 2010 after splitting a four-game series at Target Field in May. Toronto is expected to open this series with Aaron Laffey (4-6, 4.52 ERA) on the hill. The left-hander has been bothered by a sore back, but manager John Farrell said Saturday that he's "working through" it. If Laffey makes t...
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