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Labour Day is a day to avoid work and I took that idea to heart. The Buffalo, New Hampshire and Lansing reports below are from the teams feed. Only the Dunedin and Vancouver are original works. The affiliates won four of five games, only Dunedin lost. Some players are ending on a high note with just Lansing continuing to play past Monday.
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The affiliates could only manage two wins out of six but the winning teams saw their pitchers no-hit the opposition for a combined nine innings.
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The affiliates had a winning Friday night by taking three out of five. They were 0-2 against Yankees farm clubs and 3-0 against everyone else.
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The affiliates won just once in five tries Thursday.
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The Jays affiliates are mostly limping to the end of the season. Only Lansing will keep playing past the weekend and all affiliates lost yesterday. Vancouver and the GCL Jays suffered 1-0 losses. For the GCL team it was the end of their season, they lost two games to none in the best of three final. Vancouver were eliminated from playoff contention after five straight years in the post-season. Buffalo had a bullpen loss, as did New Hampshire in extra innings. The game went to extras when Shane Opitz hit a two run, game tying, home run in the ninth. Lansing took a 4-0 lead to the ninth and had two outs with one baserunner on first. But Great Lakes scored seven runs with two outs for the win. But hey, Stroman!
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The affiliates won three out of seven Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep being the highlight. The lowlight was a disappointing season finale. Meanwhile, Game 2 of the Gulf Coast League final between the Blue Jays and Red Sox was rained out. The two teams will play this morning in Dunedin for Game 2 and head over to Fort Myers later today if the Jays can force a third and deciding game.
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The affiliates lost four out of six and all four losses were of the come-from-ahead variety. The most painful one was down on the Gulf Coast as the Jays are down 1-0 in the best-of-three GCL final. Dunedin's second game against Tampa was rained out and Vancouver had the night off.
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The GCL Jays won their semi-final today thanks to good pitching from Justin Maese and timely hitting by Jake Thomas and Juandy Mendoza. New Hampshire won in extra innings, Jack Murphy had the big hit. Richard Urena led Lansing to victory. Vancouver came from behind while Bluefield had to hang on despite conceding a six run ninth. Buffalo were the only losers, Dunedin's game was suspended.
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The affiliates won just three of seven Saturday but continued to have the number of their Tigers counterparts.
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Four wins and four losses on a Friday for the affiliates.
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No wins on the farm. I canít recall that ever happening.
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The Vancouver Canadians lost their third straight to Boise at Nat Bailey Stadium Thursday night.

C's starter Josh DeGraaf looks like he is shooting with an invisible bow and arrow as he limbers up in the outfield before the game.

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The GCL Jays became the second Blue Jay team to make the playoffs with a double header sweep yesterday. The Vancouver Canadians are the only other affiliate with a reasonable chance at reaching the playoffs but they lost yesterday thanks to some shaky defense. Elsewhere Buffalo had a nice win behind Scott Copeland and Jon Berti. Bluefield had a big comeback win. New Hampshire and Lansing both lost while Dunedin had the day off.
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The Boise Hawks won their second straight game over the Vancouver Canadians in a slugfest at Nat Bailey Stadium Tuesday night.

Andrew Guillotte is about to cross home plate with Vancouver's first run of the game to tie things at 1-1 in the first inning. Guillotte doubled, went to third on a fly out and scored on a fielding error by Boise pitcher Dylan Craig.
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Just another 2-6 day at the office for the affiliates on Tuesday with the same two teams winning.
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