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Jays salute the Mariners for the wild card series opener


TORONTO – Blue jay ace Alek Manoah will have the first game of game 1 of the Toronto-Seattle Mariners series this afternoon.

A ticketing crowd is expected at the Rogers Center for the Blue Jays’ first home playoff game since 2016.

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The Mariners will send Luis Castillo to the mound.

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Toronto secured the top wild card seed earlier this week to secure a home advantage for all games in the best-of-three series.

The winner of this series will advance to the American League Division Series starting Tuesday in Houston.

The Blue Jays last reached the AL Championship Series in 2016 and last won the World Series in 1993. Seattle, the franchise that entered Major League Baseball with the Blue Jays expansion in 1977, has not played the playoffs since. since losing to the ALCS in 2001 .

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on October 7, 2022.

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