Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays (-130, 7)
Alek Manoah gets the Game 1 start for Toronto. He has a higher ERA at home than on the road, but he has been good all around, posting a 2.42 ERA at home and 2.07 ERA on the road.
Manoah will duel with Luis Castillo, who allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 of his first 12 starts after July 1. But, he enters having allowed 10 runs in 16 innings in his last three starts, two of which came against the Oakland Athletics.
The Blue Jays have the advantage of facing a Mariners offense that is hitting .221 since the All-Star break, the worst mark for any American League team.
The Blue Jays are the opposite, as they lead the league in batting average this season and are the only team that had at least five players hit 24 home runs or more this season.
The Blue Jays backing up Manoah with a bullpen that is ninth in the league in bullpen ERA, and they will greet the Mariners with a loss in their return to postseason play.
The Play: Blue Jays -130