Postseason baseball is back in Seattle; Mariners take on Astros in game 3 of ALDS at T-Mobile Park

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners are bringing playoff baseball home to Seattle for the first time in 21 years as they fight to keep their postseason run alive.

The M’s are looking to turn things around during Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros at T-Mobile Park after losing the first two games of the American League Division Series in Houston.

Tuesday’s game got away from them in the bottom of the ninth inning and in Thursday’s game, the M’s took on an early lead, only for it to be erased once again.

“The factor that I don’t think is getting talked about enough and I think it’s going to show up tomorrow on the first inning is when there’s 45,000 Mariner fans in the stands pumped and ready to go, and all behind us. Because we certainly need it,” said Seattle manager Scott Servais in a press conference Friday. “I talked about it when we clinched, ended the drought, how valuable our fan base has been to this team. This team really, somehow, we get wired, we get going when it’s loud here.”

Right now, Houston leads the series 2-0. The first team to win three games advances to the American League Championship Series.

If the Mariners win Saturday, then they will play again at home Sunday at 12:07 p.m.

The first pitch for Saturday’s game is at 1:07 p.m. at T-Mobile Park. All gates open at 10:40 a.m. and pregame ceremonies are expected to begin around 12:30 p.m.

Mariners lineup:

George Kirby, SP

  1. Julio Rodríguez, CF
  2. Ty France, 1B
  3. Eugenio Suárez, 3B
  4. Cal Raleigh, C
  5. Mitch Haniger, RF
  6. Carlos Santana, DH
  7. Adam Frazier, 2B
  8. Jarred Kelenic, LF
  9. J.P. Crawford, SS

Astros lineup:

Lance McCullers Jr., SP

  1. Jose Altuve, 2B
  2. Jeremy Peña, SS
  3. Yordan Alvarez, LF
  4. Alex Bregman, 3B
  5. Kyle Tucker, RF
  6. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
  7. Trey Mancini, DH
  8. Chas McCormick, CF
  9. Martin Maldonado, C