Blue Jays host the Mariners in Game 1 of AL Wild Card Series
Seattle Mariners (90-72, second in the AL West during the regular season) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (92-70, second in the AL East during the regular season)
Toronto; Friday, 4:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Luis Castillo (8-6, 2.99 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 167 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (16-7, 2.24 ERA, .99 WHIP, 180 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -150, Mariners +130
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners meet in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series.
Toronto has a 47-34 record in home games and a 92-70 record overall. Blue Jays hitters are batting a collective .263, the top team batting average in the AL.
Seattle is 90-72 overall and 44-37 in road games. The Mariners have a 34-21 record in games decided by one run.
The teams play Friday for the eighth time this season. The Mariners are up 5-2 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 32 home runs while slugging .480. Bo Bichette is 14-for-36 with two RBI over the last 10 games.
Julio Rodriguez has 24 doubles, three triples and 28 home runs while hitting .282 for the Mariners. Mitch Haniger is 10-for-29 with a double and four home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 7-3, .297 batting average, 2.45 ERA, outscored opponents by 28 runs
Mariners: 7-3, .253 batting average, 4.06 ERA, even run differential
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman: day-to-day (finger), Santiago Espinal: 10-Day IL (oblique), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm)
Mariners: Jesse Winker: 10-Day IL (neck), Sam Haggerty: 10-Day IL (groin), Julio Rodriguez: 10-Day IL (back), Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
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