Cal Raleigh hit a two-run homer and Luis Castillo threw 7 1/3 shutout innings because the Seattle Mariners blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 in Game 1 of their American League wild-card series on Friday.
Eugenio Suarez had two hits for Seattle and Julio Rodriguez scored twice. George Springer had two of Toronto’s seven hits.
Blue Jays ace Alek Manoah struggled in the early going of his first profession playoff begin. The Mariners took benefit with three fast runs that hushed a sellout crowd at Rogers Centre.
The cushion was greater than sufficient for Castillo, who allowed six hits and did not problem a stroll over his 108-pitch outing. Reliever Andres Munoz got here on to document the final 5 outs.
With a single loss, the Blue Jays now discover themselves in must-win territory. They want a victory Saturday at Rogers Centre to pressure a deciding recreation in the best-of-three series on Sunday.
The boisterous crowd of 47,402 was in full voice firstly of Toronto’s first residence playoff recreation since 2016. Edwin (*1*), who hit a stroll off homer in the play-in recreation that yr, threw the ceremonial first pitch.
(The Canadian Press)