Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays Wild Card Game 1 live blog

TORONTO, ON – Today is a big day for Mariners fans yearning for the baseball playoffs.

Seattle (90-72) will face the Toronto Blue Jays (92-70) in Game 1 of the American League (AL) Wild Card series at 1:07 pm Friday. The opening Wild Card round is a series of the best of the three. All three games will be played in Toronto (if needed).

The game will mark a record 21 years without a baseball game, the longest drought in American professional sports.

Hours before the game, the Mariners announced their roster for the Wild Card series.

Seattle will have 12 pitchers and 14 placement players on the 26-man roster. Throwers Marco Gonzales and Chris Flexen were not brilliant.

How to see in Seattle

Although the Mariners won’t be hosting any of the team’s first MLB playoffs since 2001, fans still have a chance to watch their team from inside T-Mobile Park.

The Mariners will host watch parties for every Wild Card match on Friday and Saturday. Potential Game 3 will take place on Sunday.

Games will be broadcast on MarinersVision, which the organization says is one of the largest screens in the Northwest.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for season ticket holders. Open seating will be available on the Main Floor and in The ‘Pen.

Parking at the Mariners Garage will cost $10, and the team says a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Mariners Care Foundation.

Game Info

Seattle’s batting order will feature star rookie Julio Rodriguez at the top, followed by first hitter Ty France, third hitter Eugenio Suarez and catcher Cal Raleigh hitting the ball in the clear. clean.

Right puncher Mitch Haniger, designated hitter Carlos Santana, left hand Jarred Kelenic, second defender Adam Frazier and short hitter Brandon Crawford complete the rest of the order.

Mariners pitcher Luis Castillo (8-6 WL record, averaging 2.99 runs) and Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah (16-7 WL record, averaging 2.24 runs) will open the series for their respective teams.

Watch the game live on ESPN.

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