Seattle Mariners

MLB Playoffs: Mariners resume series vs Astros

The Seattle Mariners need a new plan for locking down October-tested Astros star Yordan Alvarez, because what they tried in Game 1 certainly didn’t work.

Maybe ace Luis Castillo is the answer.

They’ll find out when the teams play Game 2 of their AL Division Series on Thursday in Houston, with the Guardians and Yankees set for ALDS Game 2 in New York later — weather permitting.

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The two NL Division Series, pitting the Phillies vs. the Braves and the Padres against the Dodgers, have the day off.

Alvarez wrecked Seattle’s bullpen strategy with one colossal swing Tuesday, giving Houston an 8-7 Game 1 victory with a three-run drive off Robbie Ray with two outs in the ninth inning.

Game 2 starts at 12:37 p.m. Pacific time.