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    The AL Wild Card Series begins with a showdown between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre on Friday, starting at 4:07 PM ET. Toronto has Alek Manoah starting things off, while Seattle will counter with Luis Castillo.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Mariners

    • Game Day: Friday, October 7, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Toronto, Ontario
    • Stadium: Rogers Centre
    Blue Jays vs Mariners Betting Information
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    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays average 1.2 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB action with 200 total home runs.
    • The Blue Jays’ .263 batting average leads MLB.
    • The Blue Jays rank third in the league with an on-base percentage of .329.
    • The Blue Jays strike out 7.7 times per game to rank sixth in the league.
    • The Blue Jays average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (102 total in home contests).
    • The Blue Jays are averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game while slugging .434 at home.
    • The club averages 8.6 hits per game and is batting .260 at home this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 35 doubles, 32 home runs and 58 walks while batting .274.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, Guerrero ranks 34th in batting average, 47th in on-base percentage, and 20th in slugging.
    • Guerrero has hit safely in two games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .263 with a double, two home runs, three walks and four RBI.
    • Bo Bichette has an OPS of .801, fueled by an OBP of .333 and a team-best slugging percentage of .468 this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Bichette ranks 21st in batting average, 52nd in on-base percentage and 28th in slugging percentage.
    • Bichette has picked up a hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .444 with a walk and an RBI.
    • George Springer is batting .267 with a .472 slugging percentage and 76 RBI this year.
    • Alejandro Kirk has 134 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .372.

    Mariners Stats & Trends

    Mariners Batting

    • The Mariners have hit 197 homers this season, which ranks ninth in the league.
    • The Mariners rank 26th in MLB with a team batting average of just .230.
    • The Mariners have the 13th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.315).
    • The Mariners rank 20th with an average of 8.6 strikeouts per game.
    • In 81 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 100 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • They are slugging .398 in 81 road games this season.
    • In 81 road games this season, they have a batting average of .236 while averaging 8.1 base hits per contest.

    Mariners Key Batters

    • Julio Rodriguez has 144 hits, a team-best for the Mariners.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, Rodriguez ranks 25th in batting average, 38th in on-base percentage and 14th in slugging percentage.
    • Rodriguez brings a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .500 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI.
    • Ty France’s .439 slugging percentage leads his team.
    • France’s batting average is 29th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 41st, and he is 56th in slugging.
    • Eugenio Suarez is batting .236 with 24 doubles, two triples, 31 home runs and 73 walks.
    • J.P. Crawford is batting .243 with 24 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 68 walks.

    Blue Jays vs. Mariners Probable Pitchers

    Manoah Castillo
    31 GS 25
    16-7 W-L 8-6
    2.24 ERA 2.99
    196.2 IP 150.1
    51 BB 45
    180 SO 167

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