Having broken pro sports' longest postseason drought, the Seattle Mariners visit the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend for the best-of-three wild card series, the first round of the 2022 Major League Baseball playoffs.
Toronto (92-70) hosts the series after finishing atop the American League wild-card standings, two games better than a Seattle (90-72) team making its first appearance in the playoffs since 2001.
The series winner advances to face the top-seeded Houston Astros in the ALDS.
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Blue Jays outfielder George Springer ranks sixth in history with 19 career postseason home runs – all with the Astros – and is making his playoff debut for Toronto after signing prior to the 2021 season.
Here's everything you need to know for Friday's game in Toronto:
Time: 4:07 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN.com
Starting pitchers RHP Luis Castillo, Mariners (8-7, 2.99 ERA) vs. RHP Alek Manoah, Blue Jays
Betting info: SportsBookWire.usatoday.com
What time do the Mariners and Blue Jays play on Friday?
First pitch is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. ET at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
What TV channel is Mariners-Blue Jays on?
Friday's game will air on ESPN.
How do I stream Mariners vs. Blue Jays Game 1?
Who are the Mariners, Blue Jays starting pitchers for Game 1?
Right-hander Luis Castillo (8-7, 2.99 ERA), acquired from the Reds at the trade deadline, will start Seattle's first postseason game in 21 years. Castillo has since signed a five-year, $108 million extension with the Mariners and posted a 3.17 ERA in 11 starts after the trade.
Second-year right-hander Alek Manoah (16-7, 2.24 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto coming off a spectacular regular season that should see him considered for the AL Cy Young. This is Manoah's first career postseason start.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Mariners vs. Blue Jays: Time, TV channel info for MLB wild card Game 1